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Kumubuk wood valued at Rs.7.5 million was seized by police during a raid in the Thotabowa Nilgala Forest Reserve last night.

Police Media Unit said the raid was conducted by a team of officers from the Bibile Police on a tip-off that a group of persons were illegally cutting down Kumbuk trees inside the forest reserve.

However, when police raided the location, the suspects had fled, leaving behind the stock of Kumbuk trees that they had readied for transportation.