Oct 09, 2018

Suspect nabbed at railway station with dust tea

The officers of the Maskeliya Special Task Force had arrested a suspect yesterday (08) as he had handed over a stock of refuse tea to be transported from Hatton to Kandy.

The suspect had handed over 15 parcels of dust tea weighing 503 kg to the Hatton railway station parcel section officers claiming to be transporting tea.The stock of tea was to be sent to a resident of Kandy and the STF conducted the raid based on information received.

Investigations had revealed that the suspect was a resident of Hatton and had been engaged in the distribution of dust tea in this manner for some time.

The arrested suspect and the stock of dust tea was scheduled to be handed over to the Hatton Magistrate’s Court by the police.

Pics by Ranjith Rajapaksa – Hatton Corr.