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Pakistani with Rs. 87m. worth heroin nabbed at BIA

25 April 2016 07:37 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Pakistani who tried to smuggle in a large stock of heroin concealed in his baggage was nabbed by Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport this afternoon.

The contraband had a street value of over Rs.87 million, a Customs official said.

Customs Narcotics Control Unit official, on suspicion, searched a passenger and his baggage and found 8.7 kilograms of heroin hidden in the false bottom of his main baggage.

Additional Director General of Customs Leslie Gamini said the passenger had come from Lahore via Doha and arrived at 3.20 p.m.

The contraband taken into custody was contained in four packets. It the biggest detection of heroin by the Customs for this year.

Customs Narcotics Control Unit director Kapila Ruwan Pathirana and his team are conducting investigations, on the instructions of Customs Director General Chulananda Perera.

The suspect was detained for further inquiries. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana and Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  Comments - 4

  • curious Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:17 AM

    What did you do??

    Hassanda Monday, 25 April 2016 08:32 PM

    Well Done Sri Lanka Customs teamCongrats n my heartiest wishes to u allGod Saved Our Future generations Hang this drug manac

    rahulmisra Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:13 AM

    How about refusing 'tourist 'visas to Pakistanis and Bangladeshis .Bangladeshi hooker came up to me 2 days ago at colombo 04.Only fools think these people are genuine tourists.

    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 26 April 2016 04:19 AM

    Pls do not entertain this dirty crowd to our country. Plz chk even a new born. All of them are good actors in the name of GOD

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