Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, July 30 (UNI) In a pre-dawn operation, a special police team seized a large quantity of electronic gadgets and other articles meant for smuggling to Sri Lanka and arrested four persons, including three Lankan Tamil refugees at Uppur Chathiram near Thiruppalaikkudi, here today.
Police sources said acting on a tip-off, the police team intercepted a speeding van at Uppur Chathiram check post. During the check up, police found ten Global Positioning System (GPS) equipments, 3360 pen torch batteries, one Honda Genset, one bundle LTTE uniform , five cell phones, 11 life jackets, one pistol cover, one satellite TV receiver, two battery chargers and Rs 28,050 cash in the van.
All the seized goods were meant for the LTTE in Sri Lanka.
Four occupants of the van, namely S Sivaraman (23), G Ramanan (32), S Vijilesh Nandan alias Vasu, S Vijaya Neevidan alias Naveen (26), were arrested by the police.
Except Sivaraman, the other three were Sri Lankan Tamil refugees and they were the inmates of the Transit Camp for Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees at Tiruchirapalli.
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