Six arrested with 800kg of smuggled turmeric | Daily News

Six arrested with 800kg of smuggled turmeric

A special search operation conducted by the Navy at the Daluwa beach in Kalpitiya made way for seizing of over 800kg of smuggled dried turmeric, recently. The Navy also apprehended six suspects in connection to this incident during the operation.

The Northwestern Naval Command made this arrests after searching two suspicious dinghies that arrived at the Daluwa beach. The dinghies were loaded with over 800kg of dried turmeric stuffed in 32 sacks. Four suspects who smuggled the consignment, as well as two more individuals waiting at the beach to transfer the contraband by a cab, were also apprehended by the Navy.

The accused have been identified as residents of Kalpitiya; they are between the ages of 19 to 43.