Tusk selling trio in Police net
Three persons who tried to sell a pair of tusks were arrested on
suspicion by the Puttalam Police during a raid in Puttalam town on
Monday night along with the tusks.
Investigations revealed that one of the suspects had killed a wild
elephant in the Wilpattu jungle two and a half years ago and removed its
two tusks to earn a fast buck and the other two suspects had been
assisting him to arrange a sale for Rs. 500,000 to a person in Puttalam.
The suspects are residents of Puliyankulama, Nikaweratiya and Madampe.
Police investigations are continuing.