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Foreign liquor worth Rs. 3 mn. seized from Immigration dept. quarters


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The Anti Narcotics Bureau of the Excise Department yesterday seized Rs.3 million worth of imported liquor from the Department of Immigration and Emigration officials’ quarters at Katunayake.

Chief Excise Inspector K.P.S. Pathirana told Daily Mirror that Anti Narcotics Bureau officials raided the building on Sunday and discovered 250 bottles of foreign liquor variety.   

He said three individuals who were suspected to have been planning to sell the foreign liquor bottles were arrested and produced before the Negombo Magistrate. 

Inspector Pathirana said that the investigations are still underway to ascertain whether there is any possible involvement of the Immigration officials.

The three individuals were identified as a cleaning supervisor, a security officer and an outsider who were inside the quarters with the liquor bottles at the time of the raid. (Indika Sri Aravinda and Sheain Fernandopulle)


  Comments - 7

  • D.E.M.O.Crazy Monday, 02 April 2018 03:24 PM

    No the immigration officials doesn't know anything about this contraband. They have just given the key to clean the quarters.

    Jaffna Logic Monday, 02 April 2018 03:34 PM

    Law enforcement officials and Semi Law enforcement officials from Immigration and Customs should not be stationed in one place for more than an year,to prevent them becoming confident enough to abuse their absolute power and commit crimes.If the government follow this advice corruption by uniform men and women could be drastically reduced.

    sobers Monday, 02 April 2018 05:10 PM

    You should raid the customs officials too, they too are bunch of law unto themselves.

    malij Monday, 02 April 2018 09:28 PM

    Whole episode reminds me of an old sinhalese proverb 'Wetath niyarath goyam ka nam kaata kiyamuda may awanaduwa'

    TONY Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:36 AM


    Nalin Fernando Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:57 AM

    This is a mafia as a country that we are facing now. Well organize groups with the assistance of the Specially Customs officers, immigration officers, Air Port Staff members and a one of a duty free shop support to do this kind of malpractices. How this kind of large of stock went out from Air Port Premises without knowing of Customs.

    ravin Tuesday, 03 April 2018 04:10 PM

    OH this is another case of illegal entry to the country. They (Foreign liquor) were in the detention center( illegal) until deported to the country of origin.

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