Sept 15, Colombo: After seizing a 20-foot container arrived from Pakistan packed with heroin in lubricant cans last month the vigilant Customs officers of Sri Lanka have seized four such containers from Pakistan on suspicion of another drug smuggling effort.
The police had detained the four 20-foot containers of plaster of Paris after receiving a tip-off on a large-scale smuggling racket of heroin along with the consignment, Ceylon Today reported citing sources.
The Customs Revenue Task Force and the Central Intelligence Unit of the Customs have reportedly seized the containers, based on separate tip-offs.
The containers are expected to be opened before the importers this week.
The Customs with the assistance of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau of Sri Lanka Police last month discovered a massive stock of 261 kg of heroin in a container arrived from Pakistan.
Sri Lanka's National Dangerous Drugs Control Board says the country is a transit point for drugs coming mostly from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India and heading to European countries.