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Person arrested with 511 kg of red sandalwood

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – On receipt of intelligence information to the Navy, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Western Naval Command apprehended a person who was on an attempt to smuggle 511 kg of red sandalwood into the country from India via sea, yesterday (23).

The search operation was carried out in the Anawasala area in Kalpitiya and the racketeer was nabbed along with the dinghy used for the transportation of this high – valued red sandalwood stock.

The apprehended suspect and the stock of red sandalwood were handed over to the Sri Lanka Customs Sub Preventive Office in Sinnapadu for onward legal action.

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