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Vehicle robbery racket uncovered

Dec 21, 2010 10:33:20 AM - itnnews.lk

A racket of selling stolen vehicles after changing its colour and the chassis and engine numbers has come to light.

The Nuwara Eliya Police Special Bureau has already arrested 10 suspects.  10 Dolphin vans, a Light-Ace vehicle and four Motorcycles have been seized. It is revealed that the registration number, the chassis and engine numbers as well as the colour of these vehicles had been altered. The Police said the racketeers had taken the initiative of changing the look of the vehicle. The suspects were arrested from areas such as Polonnaruwa, Valachchenai, Batticaloa, Mihintale and Kekirawa. Inquires are in progress to apprehend more suspects involved in this incident. Further investigations are being carried out by SSP Nuwara Eliya Gamini Mathurata on the advice of DIG Central Province Gamini Navaratne.