Jan 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army troops manning roadblocks Friday (17) on two separate occasions have detected explosives and cannabis transporting in two buses, the Army Media Unit said.
Army troops of the Security Force HQ-Wanni manning a roadblock at Neriyakulam along Vavuniya - Mannar road last evening (17) during a search, conducted on a Mannar bound private bus detected 51 gelignite sticks, weighing about 6.8 kg.
Troops at the roadblock took both the driver and the conductor of the bus into custody on suspicion and handed them over to Cheddikulam Police station for further investigations.
Meanwhile, troops manning a roadblock near Kebithigollewa along Kebithigollewa –Horowpothana road arrested two suspects, carrying 2 kg of Kerala Ganja (cannabis) on board a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus on Friday (17).
Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops of the Security Force HQ-Wanni arrested the two suspects and handed them over to the Kebithigollewa Police station for onward investigations.