Five suspects were arrested in Sir Francis Molamure Mawatha, Kegalle while illegally transporting 5,945 litres of diesel on 12 July, the Kegalle Police said.
Preliminary investigations identified the suspects as Panadura, Ganemulla and Moratuwa residents.
Meanwhile, the Kegalle Police also arrested two suspects early yesterday (13) morning in the same area with 2,945 litres of diesel in their possession.
The suspects are from the Polgahawela area and Police are preparing to produce the suspects before the Kegalle Acting Magistrate.
By Naalir Jamaldeen