BIA Customs officials seize Heroin worth Rs.50m

BIA Customs officials seize Heroin worth Rs.50m

Written by Staff Writer

04 Oct, 2015 | 7:19 pm

Authorities at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have seized a stock of heroin worth Rs.50 million as it was being smuggled into the country.

The Customs Media Spokesperson noted that four persons have been arrested in connection to the incident.

The five-kilogramme stash of Heroin had been packaged to resemble spices. Customs noted that the suspects carrying the drugs had reached Colombo at about 5:05 on Sunday morning aboard Sri LankanAirlines flight UL 126 from Chennai.

The suspects are residents of Kirulapone and Grandpass. Among the suspects are a sixty-year-old woman and her 30-year-old daughter.

Customs Media Spokesperson, Leslie Gamini noted that this was the largest haul of heroin seized this year.

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