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Suspect arrested with two ivory amulets

The amulets
The amulets

The Department of Wildlife recently arrested a suspect, while he was trying to sell two ivory amulets for Rs. 85,000 via social media. The suspect was nabbed by the Wildlife Department in Kegalle.

The suspect had displayed an ad on Facebook that he has two ivory amulets for sale. The DWC arrested the suspect after monitoring the sales attempt. The suspect was produced before the Kegalle Magistrate and was released on surety bail of Rs. 100,000. The two ivory amulets were handed over to the National Museum for a forensic report. The case will be heard again on December 12.

The DWC raid unit led by B.S. Sumanaratne, M.P. Jayaratne, S.A.N.S. Nisansala, W.R.S. Perera, H.R. Hettiaarachchi, T. Dhammika, Eranda Bandara and driver L.C.K. Perera arrested the suspect.