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Pohottuwa candidate arrested over sand mining racket

Officers of the Peliyagoda Police Crimes Division uncovered a long-standing sand mining racket carried out by a former member of the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha who had contested the recent Local Government election as a SLPP (Pohottuwa) candidate.

The Peliyagoda Police Crimes Division officers raided the sand mine at Hekitta, Wattala on Saturday morning. Investigations revealed that the suspect had contested the recent Local Government election as a SLPP candidate and lost officers. The suspect together with a tipper, a 18x15 foot boat and equipment, including shovels and buckets which were also seized were handed over to the Wattala Police for further action. The suspect was later released on Police bail and was ordered to appear before the Mahara Magistrate’s Court yesterday.