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A container filled with milk powder packets issued by a private factory in Biyagama was seized in transit and four suspects were arrested by the Biyagama Police today.

The consignment of 3,400 kilos of milk power unfit for human consumption were seized during the raid.

Police said a leading businessman, a shopkeeper of the milk powder factory, the driver of the container lorry and his assistant were taken into custody.

Police said the factory usually send condemned stocks of milk powder to a private sector establishment in Katunayake to be destroyed and that they applied dye to identify the condemned stocks.

However, the  stock of milk powder seized  had not been dyed. Police believe that suspects were planning to sell the condemned milk powder to ice cream manufactures, bakeries and hotels and that the racket had been going on for a long time. (W.D.M. Withanage)

  Comments - 4

  • lkboy Friday, 04 November 2016 09:40 AM

    is this the famous brand from the southern hemisphere?

    Shelly. Friday, 04 November 2016 01:23 PM

    They market artificialy riped fruits botteled with artificially made jam and cordial and artfically coloured and flavoured every kind of food packets with bogus expiery dates. Responsible officers do nothing or live in full harmony with these anti social elements. via DM Android App

    Kaboos Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:03 PM

    Aiyo what is happening in Sri Lanka . Where is our empathy and sympathy ?

    Bala Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:46 PM

    The security systems at the factory have not been fully operative or lax enforcement. The high ups at the factory also should be charged for lack of supervision and due diligence.

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