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Two men arrested with venison, wild boar flesh

Wildlife Officials of Kataragama arrested two suspects along with flesh of a deer and a wild boar hunted at Fifth Zone of the Yala National Sanctuary while the suspects were preparing the flesh to be sold. The officials said venison and wild boar flesh are in high demand at hotels in the area.One hundred and 50 kg of venison and wild boar flesh, a knife and a shotgun were seized from the suspects.

A suspect had fled while in the custody and the other was to be produced before the Tissamaharama Magistrate, the officials said.