Stock of illicit timber seized in transit
A large stock of illicit timber including satin wood was seized in transit and two suspects arrested by Panadura Traffic Division during a raid at Mullagas junction in Horana.
When the police gave chase and seized the suspicious lorry, the suspects had told the police officers that the lorry was transporting a stock of empty bottles to a soft drink factory in Kaduwela. However the police had removed a stock of soft drink bottles in more than 40 boxes to discover the timber covered with a rexine sheet. The suspects were to be produced before the Horana Magistrate last morning.
Sergeant 27195 Ranasinghe, and PC 41114 Balasuriya had carried out the raid and seized the stock of illicit timber. OIC Panadura Traffic Division IP Prasanna Wedisinghe is conducting further investigations.