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111 containers of ‘recyclables’ were in fact full of human body parts

Sri Lanka raises a stink after it discovers the grisly shipments from the UK

James Rothwell, Bill Gardner and Qadijah Irshad

The British government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than 100 shipping containers which appeared to contain human remains disguised as recyclable metals.

Officials at the port of Colombo made the grisly discovery while investigating a strong smell emanating from 111 containers which have been arriving at the docks over the past two years.

Inside the crates, customs officials found the “extremely hazardous” materials mixed in with mattresses, plastics and clinical waste...

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