Heart drug smuggling attempt thwartedSeptember 16, 2012, 9:29 pm
By Madura Ranwala
The Narcotic Control Unit of the Sri Lanka Customs, on Saturday night at the BIA, nabbed a Sri Lankan national attempting to smuggle in a consignment of low quality drugs meant for cardiac patients.
The 46-year-old suspect from Negombo, who was returning from Chennai on flight UL 124, attempted to smuggle in drugs to the value of Rs. 8,000, Customs sources said.
An officer said that the man had attempted to walk through the green channel with three bags and a washing machine bought from a duty free shop at the airport.
Th contraband hidden inside the drum of the washing machine.
The sources said that he had travelled to India over 15 times within several months.
The Customs said that under interrogation, the suspect had revealed he was bringing the consignment for a pharmacy owner and the drug was manufactured in some houses in Chennai.
He was fined Rs. 75,000 and released.
The detection was made by Deputy Superintendents Ariya Siriwardane and M. I. Razik and the inquiry was held by Deputy Director Buddhika Weheragala.
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