Deserter nabbed transporting teak illegally

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Police arrested a suspect transporting a haul of teak illegally, in the night of May 30 at the Kendaketiya Police Division in Badulla. Police conducted a raid in the Karametiya area in the Kendaketiya Police Division and arrested the 34-year-old suspect and seized the stock of teak and the tractor used to transport the wood.

Police have identified the suspect as a local resident who had deserted the Navy while being engaged in the racket.

By Nishantha Abeygunawardene – Badulla