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Ammonium nitrate seized

Published: 07th September 2012 11:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2012 11:39 AM   |  A+A-

The police seized around 1,250 kg of ammonium nitrate, capable of causing huge explosions, in Mannuthi on Thursday.

Of the 1,250 kg of ammonium nitrate, 550 kg were seized from a Qualis van heading from Palakkad side to Malappuram in the wee hours of Thursday. The police have arrested three people - Mithun Koottambilly, 22, Siyad Pulikkan, 25 and Rajeesh, 24 - in connection with the case.  “When the highway police intercepted the vehicle and conducted the routine check-up, around 550 kg of ammonium nitrate kept at the rear side of the car, was found,” the police said.

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