The Sri Lanka Navy has seized two consignments of smuggled dried turmeric weighing over 1,334kg, during special operations carried out in seas off Jaffna and in the beach area of Kudawa, Kalpitiya.
Three suspects have also been apprehended during the operations.
The suspects, aged between 28 and 45 are residents of Pesalai and Kalpitiya.
The Navy said during the past two days it had managed to seize more than 4,940 kg of smuggled dried turmeric, in coastal areas of the country.
All operations have been conducted while adhering to COVID-19 protocols imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.