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Customs arrest two with contraband on arrival at airport

by malinga
September 20, 2023 1:02 am 0 comment

Two persons who tried to smuggle 45,400 foreign made cigarettes worth Rs. 4.5 million to Sri Lanka were arrested Monday (18) at the arrival terminal of Katunayake Airport by a group of customs officials, said Customs Director Seevali Arukgoda.

These two persons were in possession of 227 cartons of cigarettes when arrested.

One of these suspects is a businesswoman from Yatiyanthota. Other suspect is a businessman from Kalmunai. These two persons engaged in a business bringing goods from abroad and sell them in Sri Lanka.

All the cigarettes were confiscated after the formal customs investigation and the man was ordered to pay a fine of Rs. 100,000. In addition, the businesswoman has been thoroughly warned and released.


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