Explosives dealer arrested: 27.55kg gelignite seized | Daily News


Explosives dealer arrested: 27.55kg gelignite seized

Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, in coordination with Special Task Force (STF) officials of Pulmudai, arrested a suspect with a cache of explosives during a raid carried out last Sunday.

It was revealed that the suspect was providing explosives to people engaged in illegal fishing in the Yan Oya in Pulmudai. During the arrest, 27.55kg of gelignite (190 sticks) and a 35-foot-long safety fuse were seized.

The suspect had been transporting the explosives from Erakkandi to Pulmudai by cab when the arrest was made. He has been identified as a 23-year-old resident of Erakkandi.

The suspect, along with the cache of explosives and the cab, was handed over to the Pulmudai Police for further investigations. 

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