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Museum thefts: CID takes over probe

The Criminal Investigation Department had taken over investigations into the thefts at the Colombo National Museum on Friday night. Investigators recorded evidence from over 30 persons in connection with the thefts, Police Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said yesterday.

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Major human trafficking racket busted

The Fraud Bureau of Investigations has busted a major human trafficking operation to Canada and apprehended many suspects including the local mastermind. Headquarters Inspector of the Bureau, Priyanka Wijenayake said that the local master mind behind this operation was arrested in Colombo on Friday night.


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Four nabbed with sea cucumber

Conch shells submerged in lagoon unearthed :

Special Boat Squadron personnel attached to SLNS Welusumana of the Northern Naval Command arrested four persons who attempted to illegally transfer sea cucumber in the seas off K Point recently. They seized three pairs of diving masks and three pairs of diving fins from the possession of the four persons along with 13 sea cucumbers freshly caught and stowed in a plastic box.


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Murder case: eight acquitted

Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Kusala Sarojani Weerawardena who concluded the trial of a 15 - year - old murder case, acquitted eight accused indicted by the Attorney General with committing the murder of Anthony Stephen Silva of Koralawella, Moratuwa on January 24, 1996. The judge said in open court that the prosecution had not proved the case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt and therefore the court acquitted the accused When the judgment was delivered on Friday, the deceased's relatives who were in court, broke into tears and created a scene by shouting in court.

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