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A top LTTE operative, in-charge of the procurement module in Sri Lanka, was arrested in Chennai yesterday, police said.The Q-branch, the intelligence wing of the Tamil Nadu police, today arrested Thambianna (46), who was “in-charge of the LTTE’s procurement module” in Sri Lanka.Police said Thambianna hailed from Kilinochchi.

However, police remained tight-lipped about where in the city Thambianna was arrested and declined to elaborate.

Last week the Q Branch of the Tamil Nadu police busted a major LTTE procurement network when it arrested three persons (including a Sri Lankan) from Manalmelkudi in the Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu.

The three arrested persons were Kumargurubaran (28) a resident of Chennai, Ramesh (37) hailing from Ramanathapuram, and Manamohan (28) from Pesalai, Sri Lanka.

According to the police, Manamohan was the key player in this procurement network, coordinating the operation.

“He (Manamohan) arranged the payments and coordinated the procurement. The seized items are worth around Rs. 7 lakhs in the

market,” a police official said and added that Ramesh had a string of cases against him relating to smuggling goods to Sri Lanka.

Five imported 40 horse power Yamaha outboard motors, were seized from the trio. The motors were to be transported to Sri Lanka for the LTTE.

These outboard motors are used to convert conventional boats into high-speed boats. The Sea Tigers use them in their strike boats.

The law enforcement agencies have increased their vigil in Tamil Nadu to check smuggling of goods to the LTTE.

The LTTE has been procuring explosives, detonators, resin, boat parts, chopped coir mats for building boats, chemicals, clothes, adhesives, walkie-talkies, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and mobile SIM cards from India.



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