Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Sri Lankan Got Arrested At Katunayake International Air Port With 158 Bushes Of Anthurium

Sri Lankan Customs Officers have last night arrested a 30 year old Sri Lankan who arriving  at Katunayake Air Port from Bangkok,Thailand with two bags containing 158 bushes of Anthurium.According to the Customs Officers the importation of Anthurium Plant to Sri Lanka is strictly prohibited under the Plant Protection Act.

The individual who is a resident of Minuwangoda in Colombo Suburbs was arrested with the bushes of Anthurium around 8 p.m yesterday(08) after arriving at  the Katunayake International Air Port from Bangkok.

After an initial inquiry conducted by the Sri Lankan Customs the Anthurium Bushes taken in to custody were forfeited and imposed a penalty of Rs.10,000 for the accused.The forfeited stock of Anthurium Bushes have been ordered to hand over to the National Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya .

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