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Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 8:01
Special investigation into containers passing through Sri Lanka.
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The Sri Lanka Central Intelligence Unit is to take measures to hold extensive investigations into containers that pass through Sri Lankan ports.

A senior spokesperson for the unit noted that this decision was taken based on the large stash of ivory that was found recently while being transported from Kenya to Dubai via Sri Lanka.

The spokesperson added that they need to curb such illegal activities that use Sri Lanka as a transit point.

Meanwhile, an international investigation is to be carried out by the governments of Kenya and Dubai in to the ivory recovery.

The 400 tusks found recently were valued at over 360 million rupees.

Meanwhile, the airport customs found 15 million rupees worth Gold that was being smuggled into the country this morning.

The gold weighing 5.7kgs was brought to Sri Lanka from Singapore by two Muslims from Colombo and Kalmunai.

The suspects had arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on board an Emirates flight at around 2:15 this morning.

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