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Rs. 200 m worth of ‘Wallapatta’ herbs confiscated

21 May 2013 06:27 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


More than 13,000 kilos of ‘Wallapatta’ herbs (Gyrinops walla) worth Rs.200 million used in the manufacture of perfume was recovered from a house in Kolonnawa.

Police said this stock was being prepared for smuggling to a foreign destination, at the time it was detected by the Special Task Force Intelligence Unit.

Six suspects including two Indians were also arrested while the stock of Wallapatta herbs, which is a main ingredient in perfume, was taken into custody.

Pix Courtesy STF Media

  Comments - 10

  • Bushel Perera Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:26 AM

    Interesting to know the visa granted to Indians for what purpose cz it could lead to legal action

    Talk Sense Wednesday, 22 May 2013 03:30 PM

    Why don't you think before you talk. If a banned stuff is exported, action needs to be taken. Why should Tea be banned?

    Critic Roshan Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:43 AM

    Too early to confiscate the stuff. Should have waited until they manufactured the perfume.

    sanju Tuesday, 21 May 2013 07:48 AM

    So why is it illegal ?????????

    ruvini Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:16 AM

    Now what you can do with this?

    thala Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:38 AM

    Why not legally export it

    silva Tuesday, 21 May 2013 08:23 AM

    some one can start factory!!! use this think made some thin that good for everyone at least some thin from made sri lanka

    shantha Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:26 AM

    STF should start investigation from where they have collected so many kgs of herbs. may be theses rogue would have done a huge damange to forests.

    OMG Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:03 AM

    Soon they might ban the export of Ceylon tea also.

    NPJ Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:16 PM

    Yes this won't make sense

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