Five individuals were arrested whilst mining for treasures at the Olugolla Reservoir in Galenbindunuwewa.
The arrest was made during a raid conducted based on a tip received by the Galenbindunuwewa Police.
Several religious objects and mining equipment were taken under police custody during the arrest.
The suspects are said to be residents of the areas of Galenbindunuwewa, Polonnaruwa, Piliyandala and Dehiovita.
The suspects have been produced before the Kahatagasdigiliya Magistrate Court today (08).
Police are in the process of conducting further investigations into this incident.