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Customs nab two Sri Lankans with cigarettes, cardamom

Two Sri Lankans who attempted to smuggle over 28,000 cigarettes and 30 kilos of cardamom were arrested by Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday morning.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects are residents of Kotugoda and Kurunegala. The Customs officials said value of the foreign cigarettes is over Rs. 1 million.

The suspectsm in the age group of 33 and 41, had arrived from Dubai on FZ 547 flight. They had been apprehended while they were attempting to pass through the Green Channel by Customs Assistant Superintendent R.R.G.B.C. Bandara. They were fined Rs. 150,000 by Customs Deputy Director Darshana Silva.