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A SLAF Flight Lieutenant was today arrested by Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), when attempting to smuggle eight bottles of foreign liquor into the country, Airport Customs Deputy Director Parakrama Basnayake said.

He said the arrest was made at the airport tarmac when the Flt. Lieut. was on the verge of removing the bottles bypassing the Customs.

Mr. Basnayake alleged that the Flt Lieut. had smuggled 40 bottles of foreign liquor on five earlier occasions. Investigations had revealed that these bottles had been given to him by Indian passengers to be taken out of the airport. The suspect was handed over to the Air Force Police for further investigations.

Meanwhile, Air Force Spokesman Gihan Seneviratne said the Air Force was unable to make any comments on the incident on the basis that investigations were continuing. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • kk Wednesday, 18 January 2017 03:35 PM

    sha...what a custom via DM Android App

    Leo Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:03 AM

    Anja you must understand that the containers with illegal drugs is political related. The liquor is not political. via DM Android App

    Jans Wednesday, 18 January 2017 09:34 AM

    what happened to the Past N present loads of COCAINE captured By Customs why this small catch Highlightedeverybody collecting this for their entertainment via DM Android App

    Anja Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:31 PM

    No heard of anyone was arrested when containers of drug were brought. via DM Android App

    Deepak Rathowe Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:20 AM

    Soon he will be promoted to a Group Captain rank.

    Bala Wednesday, 18 January 2017 12:22 PM

    Was President informed before arrest. Customs will be in trouble.


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