Tamil Diplomat

4 arrested with modern underground scanner in Vavuniya who tried to dig up gold of the LTTE

4 persons from the south reported to be attempting to dig up golden jewellery buried by the LTTE were arrested yesterday early morning the Vavuniya/Eratperiyakulam Police said. The police had also captured from them a most modern underground scanning equipment from them.

In a context where the police had received a tip off that a treasure hunt in going on at Ulukkulam Aliyapiddi junction, the police had rounded up the area.

Four persons in their late thirties from the south who were ready to dig treasure there were arrested by the police.

The suspect under interrogation had revealed to the police that, the Tigers had buried gold there in the past and they have come to dig it up.Inquirires