3,000 litres of hidden diesel recovered

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Police seized 15 barrels containing nearly 3,000 litres of diesel, hidden in Veppankulam, Vavuniya and arrested a suspect yesterday (28).

Following a tip-off received by the Army Intelligence Unit, Nelukkulam Police jointly with the Vavuniya Police Special Division and Army Intelligence Unit conducted a search operation.

They found the stock of diesel at a hardware shop. Nelukkulam Police are conducting further investigations.  

Meanwhile, Police arrested a 40-year-old suspect in Passara for allegedly selling diesel at an inflated price.

Following a tip-off, Passara Police raided a garage and seized 60 litres of diesel.

By Naalir Jamaldeen