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Sri Lanka Customs seizes a haul of toxic tobacco products worth Rs. 3.5 mn

Sri Lanka Customs seizes a haul of toxic tobacco products worth Rs. 3.5 mn

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake today seized a stock of narcotics and pills made of toxic tobacco brought by two passengers. The Customs say they have arrested the two suspects along with the seizure of the drugs worth Rs. 3.5 million. The suspects have arrived in a flight from Dubai.

According to the Customs, this is the first time drugs made with toxic tobacco have been brought into the country. A 26-year-old Sri Lankan, a resident of Colombo, has brought 1,600 packets of the drugs and an Indian national from Bangalore, India, has arrived with more than 5,000 such pills, the customs said. Further investigations are being conducted regarding raids.