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Seven suspects were taken into police custody in Alawwa last night during a raid conducted on a storehouse containing refuse tea. A total of 11,700 kilograms of refuse tea was seized by police during the raid.

The arrested suspects are residents of Kelaniya, Hunupitiya, Weyangoda, Uduthuththiripitiya and Kendaliyadda. They were due to be produced before the Polgahawela Magistrate’s Court today. Alawwa Police are investigating.