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A group of Sri Lankan pilgrims returning after a pilgrimage to Dambadiva in India had tried to smuggle in a large consignment of satellite receivers worth at Rs.1.3 million. They were detected by the Customs this evening.

Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport searched the group of pilgrims returning from Chennai on Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL122 which had arrived at 11.30am and found the contraband.

Customs had found 335 satellite receivers and 81 remote controls in the baggage of 11 of the pilgrims.

Customs spokesman, director Leslie Gamini told Daily Mirror that the leader of the group who had organised the pilgrimage had requested the pilgrims to bring in the telecommunications equipment in their luggage as a favour. (KK and SD)
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  • Laminate Sunday, 01 March 2015 09:48 PM

    Wow What a pilgrimage group and the leader?

    Senator Sunday, 01 March 2015 09:49 PM

    Sadu Sadu

    G.D.Sarath Sunday, 01 March 2015 10:14 PM

    This could be a LTTE activity

    Euclid Monday, 02 March 2015 12:46 PM

    These are satellite receivers used for receiving Indian DTH (direct to the home) TV channels.

    Senanayaka Monday, 02 March 2015 04:33 AM

    Mekanam dekak nehe ayeth koti sellam patan gannama venna one.

    Pilgrimage Monday, 02 March 2015 08:09 AM

    Reach the god,......

    de silva Monday, 02 March 2015 08:24 AM

    As a general method the customs should reveal the names of all the people who are smuggling goods this country.Specially the pilgrimagers who are going to Dambadiva should be checked for contrabands

    Francis Monday, 02 March 2015 09:15 AM

    Equipment for resurgent Tamil Tiger separatists?


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