Vavuniya Police recover large haul of diesel stored in hardware store

 Nelukulam Police said that 3,000 litres of diesel stored in a popular hardware store in the Veppankulam area in Vavuniya was recovered yesterday afternoon during a special operation.

Following information received by the Vavuniya Special Police Unit, the Nelukulam Police searched a popular hardware store located in the Veppankulam area on the Mannar Road in Vavuniya. Three-thousand litres of diesel was found stored in 15 barrels in the warehouse area of the store.

Following this, the Nelukulam Police recovered 3,000 litres of diesel found in 15 barrels and arrested a 33-year-old man who was on duty at the hardware store on the charge of possession of fuel illegally.

Nelukulam Police said they will take steps to take him to court after further investigations.



by Daily News Sri Lanka

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