Sri Lanka Customs Seized Rose Wood Container From Africa


Sri Lanka customs yesterday seized 28 container loads of Rosewood logs that arrived from a foreign country. Valued at over 1 billion Sri Lanka customs described as it is the largest ever detection of its kind in the world. 

This container was captured while it’s been smuggled from East Africa to an East Asian Country.

According to Customs Spokesman and Director (legal) Lesley Gamini, there are 3,669 logs weighing 420 Metric Tons valued at US $7,000,000, According to authorities, a cubic metre of the wood has a street value ranging from US $10,000 to US $40,0000 depending on the country it is sold in.

Rosewood now a CITES listed endangered species has a great demand in the international market for manufacturing high end furniture, musical instruments, ornaments etc..