Five arrested for attempting to hunt for treasure

Five arrested for attempting to hunt for treasure

Five arrested for attempting to hunt for treasure

Written by Teena Marian

28 Feb, 2022 | 12:37 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Five people were arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday (27) for transporting equipment used to loot valuable treasures.

Based on orders and instructions from the Commanding Officer of the STF, Attorney-at-Law Waruna Jayasundara, and according to information received by STF personnel from Vavuniya, the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Base, Inspector A.G.N Karunatilakeled a team of officers to arrest 5 people at the Vavuniya Market.

Five persons aged 32, 42, 42, 48, and 52 from Dompe, Puttalam, Angoda, Malwatta, and Kandy were arrested while transporting a devise used to scan the earth and detect treasures buried underground.

The Police stated that further investigation are underway and among the seized items were a Scanner Machine, a Laptop , a Battery, wires used to connect the scanne, and a SUV.

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