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Thirteen persons engaged in illegal sand mining nabbed

Thirteen persons with their vehicles engaged in illegal sand mining were nabbed at Punani, Mailanthanai by a group of officers attached to Valaichchenai Police under the instructions of OIC Dananjaya Peramuna on Tuesday (12).

This raid took place on information received by the Police and the STF. The 13 people were arrested with 10 tractors and 3 heavy canter vehicles. The OIC said that this was after a long time such a large number of people and vehicles were taken into custody for this offence. The persons arrested along with their vehicles were to be produced before the courts.

The OIC lamented that despite all the instructions given at various meetings at the divisional and district levels on illegal sand mining and its effects on the environment, soil erosion and deforestation, People are still engaged in these anti-social activities.