Suspect arrested for possession of Ivory

Suspect arrested for possession of Ivory

Suspect arrested for possession of Ivory

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

07 Feb, 2019 | 3:47 pm

Colombo (News 1st): An individual was arrested while in possession of fragments of elephant tusks and elephant pearls in Kaluwella, Akmeemana.

Police stated that they seized two crocodiles carved from ivory, an elephant pearl and 7 stones suspected to be gems during the raid.  The raid was carried out based on a tip-off.

The suspect is a 34-year-old resident of Akuressa. He is due to be presented before the Galle Magistrate court today (Feb 7).

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