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Four Lankans arrested with Wallapatta worth Rs. 9.4 mn

14 April 2018 05:05 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Four Sri Lankans were arrested while attempting to smuggle out Wallapatta valued at Rs. 9.4 million to Dubai at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning, the Customs Department said.

Customs Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said the four men aged 34, 28, 39 and 46 were apprehended with 119kg of Wallapatta valued at Rs. 9,472 500.

He said the haul had been detected by the Departure Staff of Customs.

  Comments - 5

  • Hemali Saturday, 14 April 2018 06:24 PM

    Stil there are customs officers who take bribe and release the goods... whoevwr the gud people in the customs should control this.

    G.O.N. Meemage. Saturday, 14 April 2018 06:44 PM

    I don`t understand , why cant government allow people to grow Wallapatta in a mass scale and allow to sell abroad. This is not corruption. What kind of silly government we have?. Our rupee is going down and no value.

    Arnold Saturday, 14 April 2018 07:24 PM

    Wallapatta is taken from dead trees. What is the big idea behind banning parts of dead trees???

    TONY Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:32 PM

    HOW COME IT ESCAPED THE SCANNERS ONE RIGHT AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING AND THE OTHER AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CHECK IN AREA

    GH Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:38 PM

    As long as no law set for Wallapatta, how authorities can arrest persons involving in this business?


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