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Friday, 05 January 2018 - 16:43
Four arrested with sambar deer meat (Photos)
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Police have arrested 4 persons along with 48kg of venison and a firearm during a raid in the Paragala area in Morawaka, Deniyaya.
 
Our correspondent said this raid was conducted at around 2.30 am today (Jan. 05) following a tip-off.
 
Police officers from several police stations in the area had taken part in the raid.
 
Police first arrested 2 persons on a motorcycle who had acted as informants.
 
Thereafter, the police had attempted to stop a lorry at Paragala, however, it had attempted to speed away.
 
Then the driver had lost control of the lorry and it had veered off the road and halted.
 
Upon checking the lorry, the police team has found venison, a firearm, and 2 used bullets.
 
The suspects are residents of Neluwa and they will be produced before Morawaka Magistrate.



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