Illegally imported 7500kg of Turmeric powder valued at Rs. 15, 000,000/ has been apprehended by the Customs Risk Management Unit ( RMU ) on 21.12.2020.
Declaration had been submitted to the Customs by giving the description as 19,350 kg of wheat flour of which the value is Rs. 1,550,000/. At the examination, it was found 7500kgs of Turmeric powder and 11,850 kgs of Wheat Flour. 1 x 20′ container arrived from India was detained on suspicion and priliminery investigations were carried out by the RMU staff.
Goods we’re imported by a consignee from modara area and produded before the cheif magistrate, Colombo and suspect was remanded.
Further, investigations are being carried out by. Mr. Mahinda siriwardhane- superintendent of Customs, Mr. Nishantha Mirihagalla- Superintendent of Customs, Mr. Kelum Thushara- Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Mr. Surendra Amarasinha, Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Mr. Pulasthi Lakshan, Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Mr. Tharidu paranamanna, Assistant Superintendent of Customs under the supervision of Mr. Sudath De Silva, Deputy Director of Customs and the directions of Mr. D.A.S. Chandrasiri, Director of Customs, Mr. S. Anandaeaswaran, Additional Director General of Customs