As per the exporter, subsequent shipments of cashew nuts from Odisha are being planned for some other global destinations including Bahrain and Qatar.
The vendors would cover the coconuts with plastic and leave for the night. The accused would come by late at night in his cab and load it up with coconuts.
Preliminary investigation revealed Ravikumar could have been assisted by customs officials. He has been in the shipping field for over 15 years and predominantly imported cotton rags.
Responding to the demands, collector Vishnu Chandran said necessary steps will be taken to set up a commercial complex.
The protesting farmers also urged the state government to stabilise the falling procurement price of coconut.