STF arrests a man with smuggled explosives
Posted on November 20th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

A stock of high explosives smuggled from India has been seized by the Police Special Task Force (STF) following a intelligence information received by the Navy.

The STF arrested a person with a stock of illegal high explosives during a search operation conducted in the Shanthipuram beach area in Mannar today (20).

The total weight of the explosives was 998 kilograms and 750 grams.

The security forces are conducting further investigations into the purpose for which the explosives were smuggled into the country.

The arrested suspect is a 55 year old resident of Shanthipuram, Mannar.

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