Eight arrested for cutting mangrove shrubs

Eight arrested for cutting mangrove shrubs

Eight arrested for cutting mangrove shrubs

Written by Staff Writer

10 Apr, 2019 | 3:59 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Sri Lanka Navy together with officials of Wildlife Conservation Department, Mannar attached to the Madu office, arrested 8 people who were cutting mangrove shrubs.

They were arrested during a raid carried out in Udeiadi lagoon area, Wankalai yesterday (April 9). Few mangrove branches cut by them, two knives and 2 axes used for cutting the mangrove were taken into naval custody.

The suspects are residents of Mannar area in the ages of 43, 38, 31, 29,27 & 19. Officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department will conduct further investigations.

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