The Colombo Crimes Division has arrested a businessman who was selling gas cylinders at a price higher than market value.
He was apprehended at a bakery in Kolonnawa in possession of 40 gas cylinders.
Police have seized the LP gas cylinders out of which 20 cylinders were full, and 20 were empty.
The Colombo Crimes Division received a tip off that a businessman in Kolonnawa was selling gas cylinders at Rs. 9260, a price that was twice the market rate.
Accordingly the raid was carried out after Police placed an undercover detective to purchase a gas cylinder.