Three suspects arrested for transporting explosives to Mannar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 February 2006, 16:36 GMT]
Mannar Police Thursday arrested three persons, two Muslims and a Sinhalese, in two separate incidents when they were allegedly transporting dynamite sticks from outstations to Mannar Island. The Police recovered 125 dynamite sticks from one incident and about 100 in the other, police sources said.

A Mannar bound passenger from Kalpitya was stopped Thursday around 1.25 p.m. at the police check point at the entrance to Mannar town and was checked. Police officers found about 184 dynamite sticks concealed. Two Muslim youths were taken into custody for further interrogation.

The second detection took place around three p.m. when a Mannar bound private passenger bus from Colombo at the same police checkpoint. The Police found about 100 dynamite sticks concealed in the bus. They took a Sinhalese person into custody in this regard, police sources said.

All three suspects are being detained in the Mannar Police and they are to be produced in court Friday, police said.

 

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