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Two Sri Lankan passengers were arrested with various medicines including pills said to be aphrodisiacs and with 57 live birds at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Customs Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said.

“Both suspects were raided while attempting to smuggle them into the country through the Green Channel,” he said.

The 65-year-old Sri Lankan passenger from Malaysia was arrested with various medicines including pills valued at Rs.498, 952.

He was a resident from Udugampola, Gampaha.

After investigations, the Suspect was released on a penalty of Rs. 10,000/- and the stocks were seized by Customs Deputy Director K.H.P. Kumarasiri, he said.

Meanwhile, another Sri Lankan aged 37 was arrested this morning with 57 live birds valued at Rs. 800,000, while he was attempting to smuggle them into the country, Customs Spokesman Sunil Jayarathe said

He said the suspect was arrested with birds including one Sun Conure, 20 Pacific Birds, two Turk birds, 12 Red Lory birds and 22 Green-Cheeked Parakeet found packed in small plastic cages.

The raid was conducted by the Customs officers attached to Biodiversity, Cultural and National Heritage Protection (BCNP) at the Green Channel.

The suspect was a resident of Marawila, he said.

Investigations were carried under the guidance of Customs Additional Director General Saman Ranawana and Airport Customs Director M.A. Karunarathne and on the directions of Deputy Directors of Customs Mrs. R.B. Gankewala, K.H.P. Kumarasiri and R. Rushandan. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Sara Thursday, 24 January 2019 04:23 PM

    Might be a frnd of Uncle John of Wattala :D Hahahaha

    ANTON Thursday, 24 January 2019 04:40 PM

    ONE THING WILL BE QUIET SURE, THOSE TABLETS WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED.

    Wimal Thursday, 24 January 2019 07:37 PM

    I congratulate the custom officers. Good Job. But, why do they carry the cages the banned items as they are medals. Even police officers sometime do this, they pose for the photos with the captured illegal swords in their hands, i am sure, they are given better weapons to show off than these captured ones. :)

    asantha k Friday, 25 January 2019 06:06 AM

    Why do you people published photographs of those tablets. Now everybody knows and black market will be created.


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