STF busts fuel racket on E04

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Aug 2 2021

By Thameenah Razeek

STF Officers arrested seven suspects for stealing fuel stocks from construction vehicles of the Central Expressway.

Police Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana said yesterday (1) that seven suspects were caught with a fuel bowser and five other cars at the Central Expressway entrance between Veyangoda and Wandurawa.

The suspects had fitted a tractor with a bowser to collect the fuel, according to the investigation.

The tractor driver, who had illegally joined the expressway, removed the fuel with the assistance of many other vehicles.

The suspects and vehicles were handed over to the Veyangoda Police for further investigation.


By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Aug 2 2021

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