A suspect was arrested for hunting animals in Walachchiya area belonging to Wilpattu National Park. At the time of the arrest, meat weighing 110 kg was found in his possession.
Wildlife officers conducted a raid following a tip off received saying a group of persons trespass Wilpattu National Park, illegally slaughter deer using firearms and take the meat.
However, during the raid other suspects had fled the forest while only one suspect was arrested by the wild life officers.
Arrested suspect to be produced to the Anuradhapura Magistrate Court tomorrow (07).