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Massive stock of refuse tea seized

The refuse tea

A massive consignment of refuse tea was seized by the Police Special Task Force (STF) on Thursday. The STF arrested four persons in connection with the racket.

According to STF sources, personnel attached to the Rajagiriya STF Camp had conducted the raid on Thursday and seized over 25, 000 kilos of refuse tea at Kahatawila in the Koswatte Police Division.

In addition, 1,003 boxes packed with tea were ready for export. Each box contained 10 kilos of refuse tea. STF personnel also seized two vans, 965 cardboard boxes, 300 cellophane bags and adjustable type scales which were used in this refuse tea business.

Inspector Nadeeka Silva attached to the STF led the raid on information received.

The suspects along with the seized items were handed over to the Koswatte Police who are conducting further investigations. 


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