In a major crackdown on illegal explosive being smuggled into Kerala, police has seized huge cache of explosive substances from a parked car at Perla under the Badiaduka police station limits in the district.

The seizure of nearly 200 Kg Ammonium Nitrate kept in four plastic bags, 500 aluminium detonators kept in five packets and six roles of wicks were seized by the Badiaduka police inside a car parked close to a petrol pump at Perla around 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The seizure was made during a routine check up of vehicular traffic in the township bordering Karnataka.

The car, bearing Karnataka registration number and owned by Muhammed, son of Abdul Khader, a resident of Puthur in Karnataka, was impounded by the police.

The identity of the seized vehicle owner was established through the mobile phone recovered from the car, police said.

A police team led by Kasaragod Circle Inspector Babu Peringath and Badiaduka Sub Inspector M. Sreedharan is inquiring into the smuggling of the explosive substances believed to be from Karnataka.

No arrests have been carried out in connection with one of the major seizures of its kind in recent time, police said.