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Customs spoil ‘vacation’ for two

Two officials attached to a leading company in Colombo, were nabbed by the Airport Customs attempting to smuggling 242 cigarette cartons yesterday.

Customs spokesman Sunil Jayaratne said 242 cartons of cigarettes (48,400 cigarettes) worth close to Rs 2.4 million were seized by Customs officers.

The two suspects aged 27 and 47 are residents of Colombo.The two were sent to Kuwait by the company for a short vacation and they had brought these cigarettes on their return.

They were arrested upon their arrival through the Green Channel.The suspects had not made the declaration at the Customs counter.The arrest was made on a tip off .