He was transporting the timber concealed among bags of paddy in a fully covered lorry. The police said that there were around 25 timber logs in the lorry valued at around Rs.300,000.
The suspect had loaded the timber and placed the paddy bags over them. According to the police, the 27-year-old suspect is a resident of Jaffna and has been engaged in this racket.
The suspect is scheduled to be produced in the Mulaithivu Magistrate’s Court, while the Puthukudiruppu Police is conducting further investigations.
Pics by Madawa Kulasooriya- Vavuniya Corr.