Woman arrested with 77 cigarette cartons at BIA

Woman arrested with 77 cigarette cartons at BIA

May 15, 2018   01:52 pm

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A female passenger who arrived from Singapore this morning has been arrested by Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle 77 cartons of foreign cigarettes into the country. 

The cartons which contain 15,400 cigarettes in total is estimated to be worth around Rs 770,000. 

The cigarette consignment was declared forfeit and a penalty amounting to Rs 75,000 was imposed on the suspect, a 33-year-old resident from Boralesgamuwa.

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