Police have arrested five suspects in the Ariyadasa Gama area for being in possession of a stock of unlicensed explosives.
The group was arrested yesterday, when transporting the stock in a van.
Authorities found 53 Kgs of ammonia nitrate, 2,192 feet of fuse thread, 178 gelatine sticks and other equipment used for quarrying.
The suspects were revealed to be residents of Medawachchiya and Kekirawa areas.
They will be produced before the Kebithigollewa Magistrate’s Court today.