Police have introduced an application to identify those pumping suspicious amounts of fuel from fuel stations on a daily basis.
Speaking to media Police Media spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the fuel IMC application was introduced to authorities, and will be shared with fuel station employees in the coming days in order to report such individuals.
He said police will collect number plate data and fuel volumes purchased from fuel stations in the coming days.
SSP Thalduwa explained that officers will be able to identify if drivers pump fuel from other stations in the days to come, as the data will be analysed on a daily basis.
Police said drivers who obtain unusual quantities of fuel on a daily basis will be investigated.
He explained that police are tasked with cracking down on individuals collecting fuel in order to sell at higher prices.
Police also assured that legal action will be taken against individuals found to be concealing stocks of fuel for resale purposes