Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Customs nab two Sri Lankans smuggling illegal cigarettes worth Rs. 2.6 million
Tue, Dec 4, 2018, 01:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested two Sri Lankan passengers at the Katunayake Airport early this morning for attempting to illegally bring a stock of cigarettes into the country from the UAE.

Officers of the Narcotics Control Unit of the Sri Lanka Customs had seized the foreign cigarettes and arrested the suspects.

The suspects are businessmen aged 48 and 46 years and residents of Puttalam. They had arrived at the Katunayake airport at around 4.30 am today from the United Arab Emirates.

Customs officials arrested them when they attempted to leave though the Green Channel without declaring any items.

The suspects have brought 242 cartons containing 48,000 cigarettes. The seized cigarette stock is estimated to be worth Rs. 2.62 million.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Five ministry secretaries to be summoned before parliamentary committees for questioning
All payments to ministers and their staff suspended following court order
Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition
New Director appointed for Terrorism Investigation Division
Sri Lanka's tea production up 15% in October
Drunk driver kills three people in two separate accidents
JVP says need to defeat the conspiracy first, abolishment of executive presidency is the only solution
Disciplinary inquiry against teacher arrested for helping a student to cheat at GCE O/L examination
Police arrest two drunk cops at a tourist hotel
Sri Lanka President admits Mahinda Rajapaksa bribing MPs to show majority

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.