Customs seize over 2 mn worth fags, three arrested | Daily News

Customs seize over 2 mn worth fags, three arrested

Three persons who attempted to smuggle cigarettes worth over Rs. 2 million were arrested by Customs officers attached to the Bandaranaike International Airport last morning.

It was further revealed that the two women and a male had arrived at the BIA at about 5 a.m. on Flight FZ-551 from Dubai. The suspects were arrested when they tried escape through the CustomS Green Channel. Acting Customs Media Spokesman and Customs Deputy Director Vipula Minuwanpitiya said they seized a stock of 41,000 cigarettes packed in 159 cartons valued at Rs.2,052,000 packed in the luggage of the suspects.

The arrested suspects are residents of Warakapola and Meerigama and are in the age groups of 31, 40 and 42. Minuwanpitiya said the suspects were fined and subsequently released.


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