Smuggled dried turmeric, cardamom, herbicide seized

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A big stock of dried turmeric, cardamom and herbicide while being smuggled into the country by boat has been seized.

The Navy said the detection was made today (30) off Kayts Island in Jaffna.

It said the stock contained 1,828kg of dried turmeric, 137kg of cardamom and 134 bottles of herbicide.

A 20-year-old resident of Kayts Island was nabbed for the attempted smuggling.