Nabbed trying to sell ivory statue

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A man was arrested at Palabaddala in Ratnapura while attempting to sell an ivory statue of a queen on social media for five million rupees.

An STF team led by CI Nadeeka Silva arrested the 46-year-old suspect based on information received from the Mullaitivu camp. According to the STF, the ivory statue stands 11 inches tall and weighs more than 1.5kg.

The suspect was turned over to the Siripagama Police Station for investigation.