• Last Update 2022-09-24 16:54:00

STF detects swords in Jaffna, youth arrested


A 22 year old was arrested by the Special Task Force in Jaffna with a stash of 11 forbidden iron swords. 

According to the information received by the officers of the Special Task Force Jaffna Camp, a team of officers including the Special Task Force Jaffna Camp Sub-Inspector W.G.S.B. Bandara conducted a raid on the address, Murukan Koviladi, Tunavi, Vadukkote, Jaffna on September 13. 

A 22 year old resident of Vadukkotte was consequently arrested with 11 illegal swords and handed over to the Vadukkotte police station for further investigation. 

Swords have been used in several criminal activities in the past in Jaffna.

A senior Police officer said that the influence of Indian films also one of the reasons for the increased use of swords in criminal activities in Jaffna.  “This is something we do not observe in the south of the country”, he added.

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