Illicit brewery raided during dengue inspection

Illicit brewery raided during dengue inspection

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Dengue has created many issues to the people. As such initiatives had been taken to launch many programmes to eradicate dengue mosquitoes. During an operation mooted out by the officials of the Maharagama Police to examine dengue mosquito breeding grounds, a secret illicit brewery was uncovered.
The raid was carried out during a dengue mosquito eradication programme was launched by a group including the Public Health Inspector in the Panpitiya area. Following doubts about a suspicious location, the Public Health Inspector immediately informed the Maharagama Police Station.
During the operation carried out, the Police succeeded in apprehending the main suspect who had been running the illicit brewery and also taking into custody a stock of illicit liquor.
It was revealed during investigations that the suspect had been engaged in this exercise targeting the forthcoming festive season. He was due to be produced in Courts.