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* Four arrested for attempting to smuggle 116 kg of Wallapatta
Sat, Aug 5, 2017, 11:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Customs has arrested four Sri Lankan nationals at the Bandaranaike International Airport last evening while attempting to smuggle 116 kg of Wallapatta.

The four suspects, residents of the Weeragoda area, were arrested by the officials of the Customs Narcotics Bureau on information they received.

The suspects were attempting to smuggle the Wallapatta from Mumbai to Dubai.

The stock of Wallapatta is estimated to worth Rs. 12 million. This was the largest consignment of the Wallapatta stocks seized by the Customs.

A Customs Spokesperson said the Bio Diversity, Cultural and National Heritage Protection Unit of the Customs in collaboration with the Airport Customs Staff is conducting further investigations.

Smuggling WallaPatta (Gyrinops Walla), a plant native to Sri Lanka, has become more frequent recently due to its use to obtain agarwood and agarwood resin, a highly valuable resin used in perfumes.

 


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