A sum of nearly Rs. 700,000 has accrued to government coffers raids, by way of fines as a result of raids conducted by Bulathsinghala police for the year 2005, said Pragathi Abeysingha, OIC, Bulathsinghala police.
Cases were filed against one thousand two hundred and sixty eight (1268) persons for manufacture of `kasippu` and illegal sale in the Bulathsinghala police area.
Manufacture of illegal liquor took place in Mahagama, Polgoda, Govinna, Welgama and Gallenpahala.
The raids were conducted under the direction of ASP, Matugama Priyalal Dassanayaka by OIC, Bulathsinghala - Pragathi Abeysingha, Sub Inspector S. Seneviratna, K. Senanayaka, Dharmasena, Atapattu and Sgts. Ranjith and Jayantha.