6.4 metric tonnes of illegally imported turmeric seized

6.4 metric tonnes of illegally imported turmeric seized

6.4 metric tonnes of illegally imported turmeric seized

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 Apr, 2021 | 6:29 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lanka Customs on Wednesday (21) seized a freight container with 6.4 metric tonnes of illegally imported turmeric.

Customs Spokesperson Sudantha Silva speaking to News 1st said the turmeric was imported to the country under the guise of importing grapes from India.

“Another three freight containers with turmeric are to be inspected and investigations are underway,” he said.

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