Wildlife officers abduct cops, 2 others

Wildlife officers have abducted two policemen and two others who were involved in a raid on a ganja plantation in the Udawalawe national park today, the police media unit said this evening.

The police said that the policemen were part of a 22 member police team involved in the raid at the park.

After locating one ganja plantation two policemen were stationed at that location with weapons while the others proceeded to another location in the park to look for more ganja plantations.

The police media unit said that at this time a group of wildlife officers of the park had abducted the two policemen and two others who assisted in the raid.

A search operation has been launched to locate the missing men. (Colombo Gazette)