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Special operations to bust moonshine

Under a directive by President Maithripala Sirisena, Police have launched a special operation until April 31 to confiscate illicit liquor breweries and sale of liquor sans permits, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara announced, adding that if this act will now be deemed an unbailable offense.

“All Police stations and relevant officers have been notified of the need to heighten their efforts to curb the manufacture and sale of illicit liquor.

To this end, three new hotlines have been launched to aid these efforts. The Police who do conduct these raids and detections will be well rewarded whilst severe action will be taken against officers who remain complacent,” he told a media briefing.

This special operation will be in effect until April 30 and all suspects who are arrested, if found to be with significant amount will not be bailed.

In addition to the detections which is meant to tackle the supply side, special education programmes is to be conducted in schools. He also added that community policing committees at every station have been tasked to deal with resolving these matters. The special hotlines have been launched on the directive of the President and the IGP to report incidents and places where illicit liquor is brewed or sold. The hotlines are 0113024820, 0113024848 and 0113024850.


Three new hotlines to inform on illicit liquor [Time 10.46] 

Inspector General of Police has introduced three telephone numbers for the public to provide information on illicit liquor as per the instructions given by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Accordingly, the public is requested to contact 0113024820 , 0113024848 , 0113024850 to inform on illicit liquor.


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