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Over 12,000 Arrested For Throwing Garbage

Dec 30, 2010 12:53:59 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mahinda Balasuriya has said that police environment protection units located across the country in almost all the police stations have arrested more than 12,800 persons during the last month for throwing garbage in public places.

Most of the garbage throwers had come in their vehicles and thrown the garbage on the wayside.

The IGP has also said, “We also arrested 840 suspects for putting up unauthorized structures, 720 for illegal felling and 2,032 for illicit sand mining.”

The police have also set up 143 environment protection units island wide to help the Municipal and Urban Councils and also the Environment Ministry to arrest such individuals and to combat pollution of the environment in every police division.