Karaitivu Police nabs diesel smugglers

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The Karaitivu Police arrested two suspects on 1 August and seized 1,500 l of diesel in their possession. Following a tip off, a team from Karaitivu Police led by OIC R. S. Jagath stopped and searched a suspicious vehicle travelling along the Akkarapattu Kalmunai road near the Vipulanantha Square in Karaitivu around 11.30 p.m and found the smuggled diesel.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the diesel had been transported from a fuel shed in Ninthavur to Maligaikadu area in Kalmunai and was intended to be sold in the black market.

By Naalir Jamaldeen