The “Q” branch of the Tamil Nadu Police has arrested three LTTE intelligence wing members. They had attempted to smuggle explosives to Sri Lanka.
The raid was conducted by the Tamil Nadu Police. “The Hindu” newspaper reported that these suspects had reportedly procured the explosive materials over a period and stocked them illegally for transport to Sri Lanka. A cache of detonators including 4900 ordinary detonators and 430 electric detonators were seized from them. The Indian media stated that the trio had allegedly smuggled explosive substances to the LTTE at the height of the war in Sri Lanka earlier.