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* Sri Lanka Customs seizes another 16,000 liters of illegally imported ethanol
Wed, Jan 8, 2014, 01:26 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs today seized another 16,000 liters of ethanol that was imported illegally.

The illegal alcohol was recovered from the Customs clearance center in Orugodwattta. The contraband was imported via Colombo Harbor hidden in a container claimed to contain palm oil.

The container included 80 barrels of ethanol. It was addressed to a company in Kotahena.

Police arrested two persons regarding the smuggling.

Customs media spokesman Lesley Gamini said that the import might cost 10 million rupees loss to the government.

The Customs seized illegally imported ethanol several times in the recent past. Politicians' names were also mentioned with them but the investigations did not lead to find any connection with the illegal imports.

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