Treasure hunt inside a house in Osanagoda
Galle police take 3 into custody
Three men digging for treasure in a house in Osanagoda in Galle were taken into custody by Galle police yesterday afternoon.
During the raid police seized the tools and equipment including two electric water pumps, rubber hoses, a fowl to be sacrificed to the spirits guarding the treasure, and a tray of offerings from the location.
One of the suspects was at the bottom of the 31ft hole inside the house when the police carried out the raid. Earth removed from the pit had been heaped up in another room. OIC Crime Investigation CI Arunalal, IP Dhammika Nagahawatta , Sergeants 31958 Rohana and 26684 Kalupahana carried out the raid on the instructions of HQI Galle police Udaya Kumara.
One suspect was at the bottom of the 31 foot pit