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STF seize 20,000 kilos of turmeric smuggled from India

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The Special Task Force (STF) of Police has seized 20,000 kilos of turmeric smuggled from India this morning at Kurupokuna fishing harbour in Hungama.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said four suspects and a fishing trawler were also taken into custody along with the stock of turmeric.

He said two lorries which had arrived at the location to transport the turmeric were also taken into custody.

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  • SODHA Sunday, 27 December 2020 10:31 AM

    What's happening to the tons of Turmeric that's being found???? There's such a shortage in the market

    Gunawardena Sunday, 27 December 2020 11:18 AM

    Let it sell in local market. When country running out of this commodity. This is not ganja. What a joke.

    roni Sunday, 27 December 2020 09:45 PM

    what do the authorities do with the stuff we are paying LKR600/- for 100grms. Ensure the confiscated stuff is sold to genuine consumers are at reasonable price.

    Ghty Sunday, 27 December 2020 11:28 PM

    Do not supply the seized TURMERIC into the local market which will result the local producer to abandon the project. Believe, maybe widely available our local product in a couple of months time.

    Ranaweera Monday, 28 December 2020 08:31 AM

    The captured turmeric can be exported to the other countries in finished form.

    Ram Monday, 28 December 2020 10:50 AM

    This is a clear violation of our sovereignty and territorial integrity. We must take this issue up with our allies at the earliest opportunity.


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