Puttalam Police seized 4,000 litres of petrol being illegally transported in a freezer truck in Kalladiya on the Puttalam-Kurunegala road yesterday (15).
This large batch of petrol was found in a truck travelling to Mannar from Anamaduwa. The truck driver has been identified as a 32-year-old Mannar resident.
Meanwhile, the bowser which transferred the fuel to the truck has also been taken into Police custody in Anamaduwa.
Police are carrying out islandwide raids to look for individuals who illegally stockpile fuel.
Intelligence officers attached to each police division have also been given instructions to investigate tip-offs received on mixing fuel for sale.
By Sahan Tennekoon