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Court orders to destroy 1,455 kilos of smuggled turmeric

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By Hiran Priyankara Jayasinhe and Pathma Kumari   

A stock of 1,455 kilos of turmeric smuggled to the country was ordered by court to be destroyed in the Kalpitiya Court complex premises last morning.   

Puttalam Division Aniti- Narcotic Unit that carried out the raid on a house in Pallivasalthurai in Kalpitiya on a tip-off received from the Air Force, had seized the stock of contraband and arrested a suspect.   

 Police said the trade value of the stock of turmeric would be about Rs.10 million.   

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