Seven suspects were arrested by police for allegedly engaging in treasure hunting from Pahala Andara area in Hambantota yesterday (21)
Police media spokespersons office stated that they were arrested on a tip off from the local residents.
They are residents of Ambilipitiya, Sewanagala, Hungama and Sooriyawewa areas.
A set of digging tools that were in the suspects’ possession were also taken into police custody.
The suspect’s will be produced before the Hambantota magistrate’s court today.