On Tuesday, the Sri Lanka Customs Preventive Investigation Branch found more than 25,000 kilos of illegally imported dried turmeric with a market value of Rs. 19 million. Customs Department Spokesman, Director Sunil Jayaratna: “With the slashing of the import tax on onions to 25 cents a kilo, smugglers are attempting to smuggle in other commodities by concealing them among onion consignments.”
He added that the importer had paid Rs. 26,880 by way of customs duty for the imported consignment. The dried turmeric stock was concealed among fresh onions in four containers.
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