Navy seizes 818kg of smuggled dried turmeric

2020-09-17 at 08:00

The Sri Lanka Navy has seized 818kg of dried turmeric which was attempted to be smuggled into the island via sea routes.

During a special operation, Navy personnel arrested two suspects who were attempting to smuggle about 510kg of dried turmeric on a dinghy in seas north of Mannar.

The suspects have been handed over to the Public Health Inspector of Talaimannar for quarantine.

Meanwhile, in another special operation conducted at Vankalai in Mannar, the Navy seized about 308kg of dried turmeric, found abandoned at the Vankalai beach.

The seized consignments of dried turmeric will be handed over to the Jaffna Customs Office for further investigations.