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The Customs today took action to destroy some 22 varieties of drugs imported to Sri Lanka on different occasions without the approval of the Drugs Monitoring Authority These were seized by the Custom officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Rs.17 million worth of drugs had been brought here from Pakistan and India. Substandard tablets including injections used for abortions and birth control, tablets prescribed for mental patients and intoxicant tablets were found among the drugs.

Expensive drugs used in treating kidney transplant patients and cancer patients were also among the stock of drugs. Some drugs were priced as high as Rs 105, 000. Pix by Deepa Adikari







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  • Justice Seeker Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:22 AM

    best good job ever..

    nalaka Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:27 AM

    sell them back to india

    Koridtuwakkuarachchi Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:54 AM

    Who pays for these?

    ANTON Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:09 AM

    222 VARIETIES OF CUSTOM OFFICERS......

    S.A.K. Makok Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:00 PM

    Only 2 my friend....honest and dishonest !

    asoka Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:43 AM

    how many of those will vanish and will be in the market...?

    somalatha subasingh Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:32 AM

    Its like some vultures are around a dead caucus


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