Raid yields 86,480 kilos of refuse tea


By Madura Ranwala

Acting on a tip-off, the Hettipola police seized a lorry and 86,480 kilos of refuse tea stored in a coir warehouse at Akarawatte, Munamaldeniya on Monday afternoon.

The suspect who allegedly ran the storehouse was arrested yesterday morning and produced before the Hettipola Magistrate. He was released on bail. Two sureties standing bail of Rs. 200,000 each.

The Police Media Unit said that the businessman and workers packing the tea had not been there at the time of the raid and the warehouse had been hired out by the main suspect a few moons back.

The refuse tea had been stored there for export, according to police investigations.

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