Treasure hunters on the mat Nine arrested inside forest reserve

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By 2017-10-13

A group of nine alleged treasure hunters were rounded up at the Palugaswewa Forest Reserve in Habarana on Wednesday, Police said yesterday. They said the group was apprehended, following a tip-off received by the Habarana Police.

One backhoe along with a rock drilling machine and other mining equipment were also recovered from the suspects, Police further said. Police added that the suspects are residents of Habarana, Dambulla, Kantale, and Inamaluwa.

The Habarana Police are conducting further investigations.

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