Mulaitheevu police has arrested 10 Southerners while attempting to dig gold buried by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, at a spot where an Army Camp was earlier located. This had occurred yesterday, Thursday.
The Sri Lankan Army men said that these persons had told them that they are police personnel. Mullaitheevu Police in conducting inquiries on them.
A vehicle belonging to a police unit operating under a DIG had been seen parked near the spot where the attempt dig the gold had been made. However, this vehicle had slowly left the spot later.