Airline passenger nabbed with gold
An inbound airline passenger who tried to smuggle
a stock of gold jewellery valued at nearly Rs 12.5 million was
detected by officers of the Sri Lanka Customs Drug Control Unit at
the Bandaranaike International Airport as he tried to leave the
airport through the green channel in the wee hours yesterday.
Hooch spot raided
Mundalama police raided a large scale kasippu
distillery at Rathmalagaswewa on Monday and arrested a suspect
believed to be its owner. Police also seized 900 bottles of
distilled spirits containing 7,200 drams and several distilling
equipment. The suspect was due to be produced in court.
Corporal caught in ganja racket
Two suspects including an army corporal were
arrested by Puttalam Police while they were transporting 638 grammes
of ganja in a three-wheeler on Monday afternoon. Investigations
revealed that the drugs were being transported from Narammala for
distribution among retail ganja peddlers in Puttalam.