Suspect arrested with 446kg of ‘Walla Patta’

2020-09-28 at 14:45

A suspect has been arrested in Denipitiya, Weligama in possession of 446 kgs of Agar Wood or ‘Walla Patta’ powder.

Police accordingly arrested a suspect who was operating a Walla Patta extraction site.

Police said the stock of Walla Patta powder and other equipment was seized at the location.

Meanwhile Police also arrested another suspect transporting 5,320kg of dust tea in a lorry.

The raid was carried out by the Rathgama Police Special Task Force.

Samples of the dust tea are due to be sent to the Tea Board’s Agalawatte office for tests.

The arrested suspect will be produced before the Elpitiya Magistrates Court.