The Customs seized another consignment of Ethanol which was declared as Calcium Hypochlorite granules. A large consignment of ethanol illegally imported from Thailand and valued at 7.5 million rupees was seized at the Orugodawatta Custom’s Warehouse yesterday(03).
Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said the 20 foot container which had 16,000 liters of ethanol, had been imported by a company based in Ratmalana from Thailand on February 5th. It was seized by the Customs Central Intelligence Division.
The Customs spokesman said that the consignment had been declared as Calcium Hypochlorite Granular to the customs, bank and shipping agents. He added that the illegal consignment, stocked in 80 barrels, would have evaded a payment of over 5.8 million rupees if gone undetected.