Navy recovers a cache of explosives and a pressure mine in Trincomalee

A large cache of explosives has been recovered in a search operation conducted in the coastal area of Erakkandi, in Trincomalee.

Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command together with officers of Trincomalee Police recovered a cache of explosives during a search conducted in the beach area of Erakkandi, Trincomalee on Wednesday, Navy Media said.

During the search, the troops managed to find 14 non electric detonators, 3 water gel sticks, 4 chargers and a safety fuse of 1 1/2 feet.

The stock of explosives was handed over to the Trincomalee Police for onward investigation.

Meanwhile, a group of naval personnel of the same naval area recovered a pressure mine in corrosive condition, during a search conducted in the general area of Kokilai in Pulmoddai today.

The mine has been safely taken to the naval base, SLNS Ranweli, and defused.

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