Treasure hunters nabbed
Five treasure hunters were nabbed by police along with arms and
equipment and a car on Tuesday evening in Thanthirimale area in
Anuradhapura in the Wilpattu forest.
Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunaskera said five suspects including a
Home Guard were arrested by police when they were about to dig a
treasure from Wilpattu forest on Tuesday around 4.45pm.
"Initially two treasure hunters were netted by the police in
Thanthirimale area, acting on their information three another suspects
including a home guard were arrested", he added.
Police seized equipment used for digging treasure, a car, a T56
assault riffle and four sticks of dynamite. The treasure hunters were
residents of Divulapitiya, Mahavilachchiya, Negombo and Angoda.
Anuradhapura police is investigating.