Police seize hoarded fuel


Police have seized 63,812 litres of petrol, 198,962 litres of diesel and 22,744 litres of kerosene that had been stockpiled illegally, following raids conducted Islandwide.

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with illegal collection, storage and sale of fuel on Monday (29).

The Police stated that they were arrested along with 400 litres of petrol and 2,065 litres of diesel were seized in the Western Province alone.

Accordingly, 1,439 suspects have been arrested in a total of 1,489 raids conducted all over the island so far.

Police further said legal action will be taken against those arrested.

BY Aloka Kasturiarachchi