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* Chinese national arrested at Sri Lanka airport trying to smuggle cigarettes worth Rs. 1.4 million
Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 05:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Colombo International Airport in Katunayake early this morning have arrested a Chinese national when he attempted to illegally smuggle a stock of cigarettes into the country.

The Customs officials upon searching the suspect's luggage have found about 28,000 illegally imported cigarettes packed in 140 boxes.

It is reported that the value of the cigarettes is around Rs 1.4 million.

The Customs officials at the airport have detained the Chinese national and he is being questioned.

 

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