The police have arrested the gang which was involved in several robberies and crimes in the Jaffna Peninsula.
Jaffna Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe said the group was nabbed from Kopai. He pointed out that they launched a special search operation following complaints received from the Jaffna civilians. Day and night patrols by Security Forces and the police were intensified while road checks have been introduced to screen suspicious vehicles and persons. Special Civil Committees were also active. Accordingly the Major General said that they succeeded in apprehending the robber gang with the support of the public. He said they also received the support of the Police. The Jaffna Commanding Officer pointed out they succeeded in nabbing the gang when several members of the gang attempted to storm into a house for looting. He said the tip off was given by the civilians.