A herd of 314 cattle worth Rs. 45 lakhs were robbed by an armed gang from a farm at Sevenagala in the Moneragala police division, recently.
On a complaint made, the Sevenagala police, after a search operation recovered 14 cattle.
SP Daya Samaraweera of the Moneragala police division said the police were attempting to take into custody the suspects involved.
It is revealed that the police are reluctant to take legal action against these law-breakers.
In addition to this robbery, brewing of illicit liquor, sale of heroin and other illegal deals are rampant in the area and the police sources said the police were conducting search operations to take suspects into custody.