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Another Chinese arrested with cigarettes worth Rs. 1.4 mn

14 April 2018 10:27 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Chinese man was arrested while attempting to smuggle in cigarettes valued at Rs. 1.4 million at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning, the Customs Department said.

Customs Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said the suspect aged 44, arrived from Singapore, was apprehended with illegally brought 28 000 sticks (140 cartoons) of cigarettes valued at Rs. 1,400,000.

He said the haul had been detected by Superintendent of Customs Lal Silva.

On Thursday, another two Chinese nationals were arrested while attempting to smuggle in cigarettes valued at Rs. 2.2 million at the BIA.

  Comments - 6

  • Ranjit Sunday, 15 April 2018 06:36 AM

    Chinese are coming!

    Athula Sunday, 15 April 2018 08:06 AM

    Still sharks are escaping ... paying small sums to officers

    Sincere Sunday, 15 April 2018 08:18 AM

    For many Chinese, today this country has become a black market and place for illegal business in bigger proportions than anyone could think. .

    voter Sunday, 15 April 2018 08:52 AM

    This is not fair. If we can take Chinese loans and also allow them to bring in their own labor force. Why not allow them to bring their own cigarettes, liquor, and many other things. This is total discrimination..

    Shiiraan Nooramith Sunday, 15 April 2018 12:24 PM

    Voter- utter rubbish . These are brought to sell here and not their personal use . Have you seen many small shops they operate from selling Chinese goods around the country.

    Wake up call Monday, 16 April 2018 08:49 AM

    Chinese will spoil this country soon.

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