A large stock of diesel exceeding 9,000 litres being transported to uncleared areas were seized by the Security Forces at two different locations in Mannar on Thursday, the Media Centre for National Security said.
According to a spokesman for the MCNS, a driver and his assistant transporting around 1,040 litres of diesel to uncleared areas were seized by the Security Forces in Periyagramam, Mannar on Thursday around 11.30 a.m.
`The driver and his assistant along with the lorry were taken into custody as they were transporting the diesel without permission,` he told the Daily News.
In a separate incident, around 7,980 litres of diesel and three LTTE suspects were seized by the Security Forces in Mannar town. They were transporting the diesel in a lorry to the uncleared areas on Thursday night.