Three Indians arrested transporting Glyphosate by boat

Sri Lanka Navy personnel arrested three Indian nationals attempting to smuggle in a banned Weedicide-Ammonium Salt of Glyphosate on a boat in the seas off Kudiramalai.

During a special operation carried out on information received, naval personnel attached to the North-Central Naval Command arrested three Indian nationals attempting to smuggle in a consignment of banned chemical in the seas 33 nautical miles west of Kudiramalai.

The arrested men were found with 1,125 kilogrammes of the Ammonium salt of glyphosate in their possession. “The suspects along with the banned consignment and their dhow were handed over to the Talaimannar Police for legal action,” Navy sources said. 

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