Three arrested for stealing goats to buy drugs
May 15, 2018 11:28 am
Madampe Police arrests three suspects for stealing goats to acquire money to purchase heroin.
The 2 stolen goats had been at a Madampe paddy field when they were transported to Wennappuwa on a three-wheeler, to be sold.
Investigations revealed that, although the goats had been sold at a price of Rs 8,000 each, they are in fact worth about Rs 26,000 each.
The 3 suspects from Thinipitigama and Thaniyawallaba areas had revealed that they then proceeded to buy and use heroin with the acquired money.
The police had seized the 2 goats and the three-wheeler which was used to transport the animals.
The suspects will be presented at the Chilaw Magistrate’s Court.
The arrest was made by a team led by the Madampe Police Crime Investigation Unit’s OIC.