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A 17-year-old suspect was arrested by the Crimes Division of the Kalutara Police yesterday for possession of a T56 firearm and T56 ammunition.

Police Media Unit said officers raided a house in Meegahathenna based on a tip-off and found a foreign manufactured T56 firearm along with seven rounds of T56 ammunition and a T56 magazine.

The teenaged suspect who was arrested for possessing the weapon and ammunition is due to be produced before the Mathugama Magistrate’s Court today.