Fisherman held for smuggling diesel to Sri Lanka

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Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Feb 23 (UNI) Police today seized 40 litres of diesel meant for smuggling to Sri Lanka off Munthalmunai coast near Pamban and arrested a fisherman in connection with this.

Police said the fisherman S Maria Meller (30) was caught with cans, containing 40 litres of diesel, based on a tip-off.

On interrogation, it was revealed that the diesel was meant for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

He confessed that he had smuggled diesel several times to Sri Lanka in fiberglass boats provided by the LTTE.

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