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Explosives found in house, suspect arrested

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The Kandeketiya Police found a cache of explosives hidden in a room of a house in the Maliyadda area and arrested a person who was staying in that room on suspicion.

The suspect is a 63-year-old person residing at Balangoda, Kirimatitenna. The explosives included 51 sticks of gelatine, 20 service threads used for blasts, 15 kg of ammonia.

Upon questioning, the suspect has said that he owned a quarry in Pelmadulla and as the quarry was closed due to economic problems he had brought the stock of explosives which was there with the intention of using it for a new quarry in Maliyadda.The Police say that the suspect will be prosecuted as he did not have a license to keep these explosives.



Friday, February 10, 2023 – 01:00

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