Seven suspects scanning for hidden LTTE gold nabbed | Daily News

Seven suspects scanning for hidden LTTE gold nabbed

The car and the scanner of one group of suspects seized by police.
The car and the scanner of one group of suspects seized by police.

Four suspects travelling in a car with a scanner to search for gold and gold jewellery allegedly hidden by the LTTE in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu during the last stages of the war were arrested by Vavuniya Police STF Officers at Nochchimotai. Vavuniya on June 15 morning.

The officers seized the scanner and the vehicle.

The detection was made during a search operation at a checkpoint.

Police said investigations revealed that the scanner valued at nearly Rs. 5 million could detect any underground metal.

The suspects are residents of Gampaha and Embilipitiya. They were produced before the Vavuniya Magistrate on June 16 and remanded till June 29.

A similar arrest of three suspects were made on June 10 at Irattaperiyakulam, Vavuniya. They were on a alleged mission to search for hidden gold jewellery. The group included a retired army major, a police intelligence sleuth and another person. 


 

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