Nuwara Eliya Consumer Affairs Authority and Hatton Police officers seized 20 domestic Laugfs gas cylinders yesterday (23) that were to be transported to Colombo by a courier service. The cylinders were seized at a point near the SLTB bus stand in Hatton.
Twelve 12.5 kg gas cylinders and eight 7.5 kg gas cylinders were seized by Police.
According to the Hatton Police, they had gone to the courier and seized the consignment of cylinders after customers informed them that gas cylinders were being readied to be transported.
Possession or transportation of gas cylinders through courier was strictly prohibited, and officials of that company will face legal action, an official source said. Officials of the Laugfs Gas Consumer Affairs in Hatton requested that the company not to make the identity of the person known, who arranged for the delivery of cylinders to Colombo Customers were informed by Consumer Affairs Authority officials that they were acting on the orders of the Hatton Magistrate.
BY Neeta Pathma Kumari – Norwood