Seven persons were arrested for allegedly carrying out illegal excavations in Naarangoda, Ratnapura. The Police Special Task Force said that the arrests were made following a tip off received by residents.
The suspects have been handed over to the custody of the Gem and Jewellery Authority in Ratnapura. Meanwhile, Police STF said that two persons who stole diesel in Lunugamwehera have been arrested.
Initial investigations have revealed that the two arrested suspects had been stealing diesel for a long time.