Detections of precious endemic wood oil-Wallapatta

Wallapatta (Gyrinops walla) is an endemic plant and its perfumery value was identified very recently. It produces a resinous substance which fetches high price in other countries as it is used in the production of perfumes. Wallapatta is considered as a forest produce, hence exportation is restricted. Exportation without a valid forest permit is violation of Customs Ordinance (Chapter 235) read with Forest Conservation Ordinance. 625 g of Wallapatta (Gyrinops walla) oil concealed in 4 bottles has been detected at BIA departure Passenger terminal on 06th March 2020 while being attempted to smuggle out to Dubai by a Sri Lankan National. The production was forfeited and penalty of LKR 200,000/- was imposed.

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