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Friday, 17 February 2017 - 15:38
Poisonous die mixed to rice stock by businessman (Photos)
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A businessman who added poisonous die to an insect infected rice stock was arrested by the Polonnaruwa Consumer Affairs Authority.

The raid was carried out and suspect arrested after getting a tip that the suspect was planning to resell the rice stock with a new brand name after mixing the die.

About 3000 kilos of die mixed rice has been discovered during the raid.

Steps were taken to seal the relevant rice mill according to Polonnaruwa customer service head, Renuka Kumara.

It is reported that the suspect was produced before the Polonnaruwa magistrate court recently and a fine of 20,000 rupees was imposed on him.

The Polonnaruwa chief magistrate has ordered to destroy the rice stock.

See below how the die mixed rice stock was destroyed.

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