The police are on the lookout for three persons who carried explosives in a tempo without any permit at Mukilankarai near Chithrancode in the early hours of Thursday.

According to police sources, a team seized 1,500 detonators and 750 kg of ammonium nitrate, used to making explosive materials, which are used in stone quarries. Preliminary investigations revealed that John Miller (32) of Ellamavilai near Verkilampi along with two more persons were engaged in transporting the materials.

On seeing the police personnel they had abandoned the vehicle along with the explosive materials.

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