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More than Rs. 500 million worth banned intoxicant ‘pan parag’, imported from India through Dubai has been nabbed by the Sri Lankan Customs a short while ago.

A spokesman for the Customs said that the stock had arrived in at least eight containers, which were now kept at the Customs yard at Peliyagoda. “We are going to open containers shortly,” the spokesman said.

Customs Director General Neville Gunawardana said the importation of this product was restricted by the Health Ministry and approval not granted for its import. The use of this product develops addiction and school children are also said to have got addicted to this product. The usage of Paan Masala leads to oral malignant disorders such as cancer, he added.

Dr. Gunawardana said this was the first time that this particular commodity in a large quantity has been intercepted in Sri Lanka. This smuggling through the port has begun due to the stringent measures at the Airport to curb passengers arriving from India carrying similar items.

The suspects have not been identified yet as the consignment had arrived to a fake address. The stock is to be confiscated.(Ajith Siriwardana) (Pix by Pradeep Pathirana)

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  • mahinda Friday, 16 November 2012 07:43 AM

    give it for free for Mervyn.....

    jayantha silva Friday, 16 November 2012 07:51 AM

    Let's wait and see what happens after a few phone calls from the big boys .

    Qiniz Friday, 16 November 2012 08:06 AM

    it means 50 Crores !!!!! were people bathing on it ?

    Thomas Friday, 16 November 2012 08:25 AM

    Well done, Srilankan custom, we don,t need Indian product in our country. Indians products always low quality.

    Abdul Friday, 16 November 2012 08:25 AM

    why are we importing an indian product via dubai ? are we staying very far from india ?

    Gon Haraka Friday, 16 November 2012 08:30 AM

    Is Pan Parag a Racing Car?

    Thomas Saturday, 17 November 2012 03:24 PM

    If Panparag is sold in India without restriction , why ban in Sri Lanka?

    punchi Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:38 AM

    Sure there must be politicco involved.... I.e. 3 member commission to be appointed

    Lalindra Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:08 AM

    The customs unit will be disbanded and the containers will be released to the importer.

    Kay Parker Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:04 PM

    The port of origin cannot be tracked then

    Kay Parker Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:05 PM

    Forgot to bribe the officer or minister this time

    xlntgson Saturday, 17 November 2012 07:26 AM

    Transit! India Dubai Sri Lanka Pakistan.

    Eric Friday, 16 November 2012 10:21 AM

    Wouldn't it have been more appropriate to bring this to the media attention AFTER someone came forward to claim the goods and been arrested?

    Kool Friday, 16 November 2012 10:58 AM

    Aiyo.... No Lambogini for my son!

    OMG Friday, 16 November 2012 11:01 AM

    This only means the wrong palm has been oiled.

    wild Friday, 16 November 2012 11:15 AM

    Pan Parag was going to sponsor all racing events !! and now all kaput !!

    Anonymous Friday, 16 November 2012 11:27 AM

    The custom officer is very soon go on leave. and the goods will leave from the custom's store's. inquiry will go for years. the goods will be sold in the open market. how they open the parcels before the owner come to clear the papers. this is Sri Lanka's politics.

    citysena Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:00 AM

    Welcome to the funniest country in the world.

    Ralph Anthony Friday, 16 November 2012 12:43 PM

    God protect the Customs Officers, who saved our children. Maybe the products belongs to Merwyn

    Raj Raju Friday, 16 November 2012 01:18 PM

    Why don't they catch the sender through Interpol?
    Will it expose the local man involved?

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:00 AM

    Giving them to Mervin is dangerous. He or his moda putha will not consume this. They will ditribute at cost and after our innocent children get addicted buisness will start there after.


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