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10 tonnes of mangoes being ripened artificially seized

Indian mangoes

Coimbatore: Nearly 10 tonnes of mangoes allegedly being ripened artificially were seized from a godown here today.

Acting on a tip-off, officials from Food Safety Cell raided the godown in Kuniyamuthur and seized mangoes worth Rs. 10 lakh, police said.

Some 250 carbide stones, a hazardous substance, kept among the mangoes in a bid to make them ripe, were also seized.

Stringent action would be taken against the owner of the seized mangoes, after registering case under Food Safety act, they said.

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