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* Sri Lanka Customs nab passenger smuggling illegal cigarettes worth over Rs. 1.6 million
Fri, Jan 4, 2019, 12:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested a Sri Lankan passenger at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning for attempting to illegally bring a stock of cigarettes into the country from Dubai.

A Customs Spokesman said the suspect is a 24-year-old businessmen from Kuliyapitiya. He has brought a stock of 30,000 sticks of foreign cigarettes packed in 150 cartons and hidden inside his travelling bag.

According to the customs officials the seized cigarettes are estimated be worth Rs 1.65 million.

The Customs have confiscated the stock of foreign cigarettes and imposed a Rs 100,000 fine on the suspect.

Customs officials attached to the BIA are conducting further investigations into the incident.


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