Kankesanthurai Police have arrested an individual on March 27 for possessing around 20 metric tons of scrap iron worth around Rs. 250 million, stolen from the buildings of the Kankesanthurai Cement Factory.
Police also seized a lorry used to transport the scrap iron to Colombo, which was in the suspect’s possession. Investigations by the Kankesanthurai Police have revealed that the person in possession of the scrap iron was an intermediary of a businessman who supplied iron to Colombo and that another group had sold the scrap iron to him at the cement factory.
The Kanesanthurai Police are carrying out further investigations into the incident.