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Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 13:42
Millionaire businessman who distributed Kerala grass in the Central province arrested
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A millionaire businessman has been arrested by the officers attached to the Central Provincial Assistant Excise Commissioner’s Office last night.

A stock of Kerala grass, with a face value of over 10 million rupees, was in his possession at the time of arrest.

Excise Department stated that the stock of narcotics have been transported Jaffna to Nehiniwela in Kandy.

This is the largest stock of Kerala grass seized in Kandy so far.

It’s been reported that the suspect who is a resident of Peradeniya owns several businesses including a tourism venture, luxury vehicle sales center and a number of properties in the area.

The suspect was remanded until March 23 after being produced before Kandy Magistrate Courts.

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