Several arrested in Ratnapura over alleged illegal gem-mining

Several arrested in Ratnapura over alleged illegal gem-mining

Several arrested in Ratnapura over alleged illegal gem-mining

Written by Staff Writer

11 Nov, 2013 | 6:03 pm

Eight individuals who were allegedly engaged in illegal gem-mining in the Kiriella area in Ratnapura have been arrested by the Police Special Task Force.
The police STF said that they were arrested in a raid conducted on Sunday with officers of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority.
A jeep in the possession of the suspects was also taken in to custody by the STF.
The police noted that the suspects have been handed over to the authority for further investigations.

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