The Kegalle Divisional Crime Bureau has arrested a suspect who drugged a taxi driver during a hire and stole his vehicle worth Rs.4.3 million.
Police said the suspect revealed of many similar thefts he carried out in various parts of the island.
Investigations revealed the suspect sold the stolen vehicles online, at very low prices.
The 33 year old suspect is a resident of Kiriella.
Meanwhile, the Western Province Southern Crime Division arrested a suspect in Matale engaged in a racket of renting vehicles and forging documents.
The 46 year old suspect, is a resident of Matale.
The Jaffna Police received a complaint that the suspect hired a van and later sold it to a resident of Nallur for Rs.5.7 million through forged documents.
The arrested suspect will be produced before the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court today.