Customs nab two Sri Lankans smuggling illegal cigarettes worth Rs. 3.5 million
Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested two Sri Lankan passengers at the Katunayake Airport early this morning for attempting to illegally bring a stock of cigarettes into the country.
The two passengers have arrived on SriLankan flight UL 208 from Abu Dhabi at around 5.30 am.
According to the Customs Media unit, there were 287 cartons containing 59980 cigarettes in 129 packs. According to the customs officials the seized cigarettes are estimated be worth Rs. 3,598,800.
Further investigations are being conducted by the Customs unit at the Airport.