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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 11:16
Man capturing and selling Flap Shell turtles from dry reservoirs arrested
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An officer at the Mahakumbukadawala, Puttalam Police Post has arrested a man who has been carrying out an illegal business of selling Flap Shell Turtles after capturing them from dry reservoirs

The suspect was in possession of 4 Flap Shell Turtles when he was taken into custody yesterday at Maha Sembukuliya, Mundalama area, said the Police.

It was revealed that the 40 year old man has previously captured 23 Flap Shell turtles from the Maha Sembukuliya reservoir and sold them at a price of Rs. 500 each in the Madurankuliya area.

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