Attempt to Smuggle Wallapatta and Sandalwood

Sri Lanka customs has detained a container on 21.10.2020 at Export Facilitation Center, Colombo 13. After examination, it was found that 39.98 kg of Wallapatta (Gyrinops walla) and 880 kg of Sandalwood (Santhalum album), both worth of Rs.5 million (USD 28,000), that were concealed in boxes of vegetables and sugar cane in a 20 feet long container. This is a violation of Customs Ordinance read with Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance and Forest Ordinance.


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