Navy recovers 1067kg of dried turmeric and apprehends a suspect in Puttalam

The Navy managed to recover a hidden stock of dried turmeric weighing 1067kg and apprehension of a suspect, during a special search operation conducted in Puttalam on 25th November 2020.

During this special operation carried out at 02nd Mile Post on Puttalam-Mannar Road, Northwestern Naval Command was able to find this stock of dried turmeric hidden at a salt manufacturing outlet in the area. The consignment of turmeric weighing 1067kg had been stuffed in 25 sacks. Meanwhile, a suspect from 04th Mile Post in Rahuman Nagar was also held by Navy in connection to this incident.

The operation was carried out as per health and safety regulations imposed by health authorities as COVID-19 precautionary measures. The 37 year old suspect along with the recovered stock of dried turmeric was handed over to the Puttalam Police for onward legal action.