Over 187,000 kgs of sugar mixed with sand seized in Kolonnawa
Consumer Affairs Authority Special Investigation Unit OIC
Pradeep Kalutaraarachchi and officials check the
imported brown sugar mixed with sand at a store in
Kittampahuwa, Wellampitiya yesterday. Picture by A
Sumanasena, Kolonnawa group corr
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) seized 187,500 kilos of imported
brown sugar mixed with sand valued at Rs 10 million at a store in
Kittampahuwa, Wellampitiya yesterday. The adulterated sugar had been
imported from Brazil, CAA sources said.
The raid was carried out following complaints that sand was found in
sweets sold in and around Badulla district, CAA Special Investigation
Unit OIC Pradeep Kalutaraarachchi said. The businessman will be produced
before the Maligakanda magistrate.