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15 treasure hunters apprehended

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 17, 2018 19:14

15 treasure hunters apprehended

Fifteen suspects who were ready to engage in treasure hunting within the Angamedilla National Sanctuary have been taken into custody along with their utensils.

It was possible to apprehend the suspects after an operation carried out from last night until this morning. Deputy Minister Palitha Thevarapperuma also joined in it.

The suspects had prepared to begin the treasure hunting process after entering the Angamedilla National Sanctuary with permission from the gate

The group had come in two luxury vehicles and it is reported that there were a Local Government member as well as two wildlife regulators.

The Polonnaruwa Police are pursuing further investigations.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 17, 2018 19:14