Wednesday, 07 May 2014 - 13:10
An oil bowser seized by Police STF personnel falls into a canal : Video
An oil bowser confiscated by Police Special Task Force personnel has fallen into a canal near the Habarana reserve while being transported to the Habarana police station.
Based on information received by the police, STF personnel had conducted a raid yesterday to apprehend the individuals suspected of being involved in a long term fuel racket utilizing oil bowsers.
During the raid STF personnel had seized an oil bowser travelling from Trincomalee to Pilimathalawa and arrested its 4 occupants.
Subsequently the STF personnel had let the bowser travel in front of them while they followed behind in their vehicle.
Reports state that the driver of the bowser had purposely driven the bowser into a canal near the Habarana reserve.
Currently fuel is leaking from the bowser.
However, the suspects had not had a chance to flee and they are currently in police custody.