By Yasaratne Gamage
Seven suspects were arrested by the STF officers attached to Shrasthraweli camp with 148 Kgs of wild boar in their possession at Janmanthura, Pothuwil on Saturday. On interrogation, it was revealed that the suspects had poached animals in a nearby forest the previous night. Knives, torches, a scale and a spear used in the illegal act were also seized. The Lahugala Forest Office is continue further investigations.
Meanwhile, STF officers arrested three suspects with a muzzle loader and dried meat of a mouse deer ( mee minna ) near the 18 mile post at Mangalagama. Mangalagama Police are investigating.