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Four nabbed for possession of 290 detonators in Piliyandala

Four people are in custody for allegedly having 290 electric detonators in a house in Hedigama, Piliyandala.

According to the Piliyandala police, the suspects were arrested after a joint Army and Police operation on Monday (15) on a tip-off received regarding the suspicious nature of the household in which the detonators were found.

“Three suspects were arrested on Monday (15) and the last suspect was arrested yesterday (16),” police said.

Accordingly, the owner of the house (59), his two sons (25,22) and the person (36) who had given them the stock of detonators have been arrested by the police.

All four suspects are being questioned by the Piliyandala police and are being held on a detention order for three days.

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