Written by Zulfick Farzan
07 Jan, 2022 | 12:02 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Two men were arrested by the Police Special Task Force in Ampara for the possession of Gaja Mukta or Elephant Pearls worth over Rs. 50 Million.
They were arrested when transporting the Gaja Mukta close to the Buddhangala Crematorium in Ampara.
Interrogation of the suspects revealed that the suspects had illegally entered the Yala, Kumana, and Udawala National Parks, poached wild elephants, and sawed-off their tusks.
The suspects had told police that they were preparing to sell the elephant pearls for Rs. 50 Million.
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