Army seizes smuggled turmeric, insecticide


The Poonarin (Poonakari) Police in Kilinochchi District yesterday (5) said that Army personnel recovered a haul of turmeric and insecticides on 4 July night around 11.00p.m from Vettukadu area in Kowthaari Munai, Kilinochchi, suspected of smuggled from India via sea route.

Following a tip-off received by the Army Intelligence Unit the illegal shipment was recovered by Army’s 66th Division and handed over to Poonarin Police for legal action.

The Police stated that 2,000 kg of turmeric packed in 65 fertiliser bags and insecticides packed in three bags were recovered and investigations have commenced to apprehend the suspects involved in the racket.

By Naalir Jamaldeen