Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 19:16
Shooting in Marijuana field in Yala - suspect wounded
Gun fire has been exchanged when wildlife officials raided an illegal marijuana field in the Yala zone 01 - Magul Wihara region today.
The Yala Wildlife office stated that when its officers raided the field, those who were present had shot at the officials and that wildlife officers had returned fire.
One suspect who was wounded in the skirmish has been admitted to the Debarawewa Hospital and upon inquiry by our news team a hospital spokesperson stated that the condition of the suspect was not serious.
The Yala Wildlife Office stated that one suspect was arrested along with a firearm.
Speaking to our news team, Yala Wildlife Conservation Officer Ranjith Sisira Kumara who took part in the raid stated that 3 other suspects had fled the scene.