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Man nabbed with illegal cigarettes

Stock of illegal cigarettes nabbed by Navy and Police
Stock of illegal cigarettes nabbed by Navy and Police

The Navy and Police apprehended a person with 4,000 illegal cigarettes during a search operation conducted in Negombo on November 01.

During a search carried out at Koppara Junction in Negombo, the Western Naval Command and Anti Organized Crimes Division of Police STF have spotted a suspicious person and searched him. During the search operation the security personnel managed to find 4,000 illegal cigarettes (200 packets) in his possession. The detection has been made, while the suspect was transferring these illegal cigarettes to sell.

The arrested person has been identified as a resident of the same area, aged 51. The suspect along with the stock of cigarettes was handed over to the Negombo Police for further legal action, a spokesman for the Navy said.

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