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* Sri Lanka police to increase anti-crime operations during festive season
Thu, Dec 13, 2012, 12:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 13, Colombo: The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) of Sri Lanka police plans to step up anti-crime and anti-theft operations to ensure safety of the public during the festive season.

The operations will be implemented in the Western Province under three divisions with the participation of officers from 199 police stations.

Special police teams are to be deployed on anti-crime operations to especially monitor registered criminals.

Police has identified vehicle theft, pickpocketing, fraudulent trade, illicit liquor, soliciting ransom, shoplifting and prostitution as common crimes during the season.

Special focus is also on apprehending the international criminals arriving in the island.

The anti-crime operations are to be implemented throughout the month of December.

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