Four with 24 kilos of venison run in by STF
A group of four suspects including an agricultural research and production officer, and a Divineguma development officer who had in their possession 24 kilos of venison were taken into custody by the STF on Wednesday evening (15) during a raid at Wahalkada in the Horowpathana police area.
A team of STF officers from Pulmude, Kebetigollewa, and Kelepuliyankulam camps carried out the raid on a tip off received from the public. The agricultural research officer had in his possession 6 kilos of venison, the Divineguma development officer 6kilos, and the other two men 6 kilos each.
Police said the agricultural research and development officer had been attached to the Horowpathana office of the Agrarian Services Department.
The suspects and the case productions were handed over to Horowpathana police for further action.
They were to be produced before Kebithigollewa Magistrate yesterday afternoon.