Banned Glyphosate detected at BIA while being smuggled in

by Anura Balasuriya

About sixty kilos of the banned pesticide Glyphosate were detected yesterday morning at the BIA.

The smuggler from Kalpitiya had been apprehended by the customs with the contraband worth Rs 2.4 million packed in three bags, Deputy Director of Customs Parakrama Basnayake said.

He was fined Rs 200,000 and the consignment of Glyphosate confiscated by the Customs.

The inquiry was conducted on the instructions of Customs Director Rohitha Uduwawala by Deputy Directors Parakrama Basnayake and Dharshana Silva, and Assistant Director Mohammed Uvais.

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