The police arrested Muraleedharan of Jangatteri, near Pattambi, and Rajkumar of Kavilpad here with explosives at Mankara on Wednesday.
A police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police C.K. Ramachandran arrested them on a tip-off that they were transporting the explosives in a car without licence for supplying it to quarries at Aloor, near Thrithala.
The police seized 5000 detonators, 2000 gelignite sticks and some fuse wires. The police said they had no licence to keep these explosive materials or supply them to quarries.