Several arrested over illegal mining in Bogawantalawa

Several arrested over illegal mining in Bogawantalawa

Several arrested over illegal mining in Bogawantalawa

Written by Staff Writer

25 Aug, 2015 | 11:21 am

Eight individuals have been arrested for allegdly illegal mining of gems at the Theresiya Estate in Bogawantalawa. Police said the individuals were arrested on Tuesday morning when they were found mining close to an area not authorised for mining.

Police went on to note that the equipment used by the suspects for mining has also been seized. Further investigations will also be made regarding the incident.

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