Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested a mother and a daughter at the arrival terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake for allegedly smuggling a stock of crystal methamphetamine also called 'ice' from India.
The Custom officials have seized 2.540 Kg of crystal meth in the possession of the mother and daughter and the stock is estimated to worth Rs. 25.4 million.
The two women have arrived last night around 10:15 pm on the SriLankan Airlines flight UL 124from Chennai.
The suspects, 68-year-old mother and her 34-year-old-daughter are businesswomen who bring textiles from India for sale in Sri Lanka. The mother is a resident of Wattala while the daughter is a resident of Mattakkuliya.
According to Sri Lanka Customs, the drugs have been hidden in two ceiling fans and motor spare parts that were brought in their luggage.
In the mother's luggage, the officials have found 1.5 kg of ice worth Rs. 15 million. The daughter had brought 1.04 kg of drugs worth Rs. 10.4 million.
Katunayake Airport Customs are conducting further investigations.