June 23, Colombo: Police have arrested a businessman from Makumbura, Homagama with a stock of diesel worth over Rs. 500,000 hidden in his house.
Police found a stock of 1000 liters of diesel stored in two 500-liter water tanks and 400 liters of diesel stored in two 200-liter barrels.
The stock of 400 liters of diesel was stored in a plastic water tank kept on the top floor of the house, police said
The raid was carried out based on information received by the police that fuel was being sold at a higher price in the businessman’s house.
The arrested suspect is to be produced before the Homagama Magistrate’s Court.