STF arrests eight gold diggers

By Inoka Udayangani - Battaramulla | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 4 2021
News STF arrests eight gold diggers

By Inoka Udayangani - Battaramulla

The STF arrested eight persons found scouring for gold items and weapons buried by the LTTE during the conflict. According to STF sources these suspects had been rounded up following investigations carried out in Mawadichenai area in the Ichchallampattu Police Division.

The STF stated that following intelligence reports, they had carried out a search operation in the said area, and at the time of the arrest the suspects had been digging in search of gold and firearms buried by the LTTE.

They said that the suspects ranging from 31 to 56 years are residents of Nawalapitiya, Thambalagamuwa, Kopul, Trincomalee, Gopur and Muttur areas.


By Inoka Udayangani - Battaramulla | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 4 2021

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