Chinese man arrested with 14 tortoises

A Chinese national has been arrested with 14 tortoises in Narahempita, the police media unit said today.

The police said that the tortoises were found in a room next to a restaurant in Narahempita.

According to the police the Chinese man was produced before a Magistrate yesterday  and released on bail.

The Magistrate also ordered that the 14 tortoises be handed over to the Dehiwala zoo.

Further police investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)