On an intelligence tip off, a group of naval personnel attached to North-western Naval Command recovered 630 kilograms of Glyphosate enclosed in 21 sacks and concealed in a scrub at Keeramundam in Kalpitiya yesterday (29).
Accordingly, 1500 packets of D-Era Glyphosate and 4800 packets of Anu 71 Glyphosate each weighing 100 g were recovered by the Navy.
As per recently revealed information, Glyphosate is used to mix with manure in agriculture. The seized items were handed over to Registrar of Pesticides Department of Agriculture in Peradeniya for further investigations.
The Navy had also arrested two suspects with 4,205 packets of Glyphosate while transferring them by a lorry in the general area of Periyapadu on 21st of this month.