Contraband fags seized at BIA
The Customs Narcotics Control Unit seized a haul of contraband
cigarettes worth over Rs 500,000 at the Bandaranaike International
Airport Sunday morning. According to customs officers, they found a bag
at the airport without an owner. When they opened the bag they found 216
cartons of cigarettes with 10 boxes in each carton.
Customs officers said the cigarettes taken into custody are worth
over Rs 500,000.
They are yet to ascertain from where the contraband came and those
“Tags had been removed from the bags to avoid detection,” Deputy
Customs Superintendent D D S C Michael said.
The stock was found by a team of sleuths including Customs
Superintendent Jagath Obeysekara. Investigations are continuing.