Sept 18, Colombo: The officers of the Chilaw coastal inspection unit of Sri Lanka Coast Guard has seized nearly 1000 kilos of turmeric worth Rs. 4 million being brought ashore across the Chilaw estuary.
The raid was carried out on a tip-off received by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard. The fishermen who had brought the turmeric ashore had fled during the raid.
Based on the information provided on the fishing vessel, it has been identified as a vessel belonging to the Chilaw area and investigations are underway with the Chilaw Police to arrest the suspects.