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Three arrested in Mundalama for attempting to sell soft-shelled tortoises

Three arrested in Mundalama for attempting to sell soft-shelled tortoises

The Police have arrested three individuals who were attempting to sell three soft-shelled tortoises in the Nawadan Kulama area in Mundalama.

Our correspondent stated that the three suspects were taken into police custody, along with a three-wheeler that was allegedly used in the racket. The first and third suspects were released on a fine of Rs. 30,000 each when the suspects were produced before the Puttalam District Court.

The second suspect was released on surety bail of Rs. 200,000. Steps were taken to release the tortoises to the Thabbowa resevoir.