Rs.1.4 mn worth Hashish detected at CME

17 April 2018 06:15 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Customs officers attached to the Airmail Parcel Section of the Colombo Central Mail Exchange (CME) had detected Rs.1.4 million worth Hashish sent to a freelance Journalist in Nugegoda, Customs Media Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said today.

He said the parcel weighing 1.4 kilograms was concealed in a skateboard sent from Spain.

The parcel was handed over to the Narcotics Bureau at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for further investigations, Mr. Jayaratne said.

The suspect freelance journalist was arrested by the Deputy Customs Superintendent Ruwan Kumara de Alwis when he arrived at the Airmail Parcel Section of the CME to collect the parcel.

An investigation was carried out by officials of Narcotics Control Unit lead by Channa Shanthapriya, Customs Superintendent Lal de Silva under the direction of Deputy Customs Directors Preethi Gallage and K.H.P. Kumarasiri. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama and T.K.G. Kapila)

  Comments - 4

  • Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:18 AM

    Legalize soft drugs and tax it like cigarettes.

    kanan Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:42 AM

    Suppose a person receives a Parcel notification to his or her address from an unknown sender or from a company that states it is a Gift. Would there be a person not eager to go and collect it? What if someone wants to harm a person remotely. Can they not follow this method?The first person to be arrested should be the sender instead.

    Parthipan Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:14 PM

    No wonder DM headlines are so great!

    Ahmed Wednesday, 18 April 2018 02:46 PM

    May be a political revenge, when politicians have no other mean to attack a Journalist.

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