Navy apprehends suspect with 54 gelignite sticks

During a search carried out by a group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command in coordination with the Divisional Vice Squad of Trincomalee apprehended a suspect with 7.56kg (56 sticks) of gelignite and a safety fuse of 50.6 feet in the general area of Kinniya yesterday (09th February). It was reported that the suspect was involved in supplying explosives for persons practicing illegal fishing in Jamalia, Nilaweli and Erakkandi areas.

The suspect has been identified as a resident of Kinniya, aged 36. The apprehended suspect along with the stock of gelignite was handed over to the Kinniya Police through Divisional Vice Squad.