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Woman detained for trying to bribe police officer

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A woman was detained by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption at the Avissawella Police Station during an attempt to pay a Rs. 150,000 bribe.

The suspect, who was requesting bail for a smuggler who was apprehended in the Avissawella region with more than 3 kg of cannabis, allegedly attempted to give the police the bribe while doing so.

The 35-year-old suspect was recognized as an Avissawella resident and was being questioned in connection with a three-day detention warrant, according to the police.

The wife of the suspect had called the police and asked them to grant release, intending to pay them Rs. 250,000 in return.

As a result, according to the Police, she was detained today at the Avissawella Police Station in exchange for paying Rs. 150,000.

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