A suspect who allegedly was keeping a stock of explosives illegally without a valid permit was arrested by the Ella police yesterday.

Police had also been able to recover 765 grams of water gel high explosives, 1.815 kilograms of Ammonium Nitrate, four detonators and 58 feet of threads used to ignite the explosives.

The suspect is a 45-year-old area resident. He is due to be produced before the Bandarawela Magistrate’s Court today.