Feb 08, 2018

Illegally imported cigarettes in the market

A stock of cigarettes (3000) was taken into custody by the Kalutara district crimes unit together with two suspects who were later handed over to the Bandaragama Police.

The two suspects arrested during the raid are Muslim nationals, 45 and 28 years of age. A car used to transport this stock of illegally imported cigarettes was also taken into police custody.

Information has been received that this scam had been going on for some time, while these suspects had been distributing such illegally imported cigarettes in Kalutara, Bandaragama, Horana and Beruwela areas.

The two suspects are scheduled to be produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court today (07), while further investigations are being carried out in this regard by the Bandaragama Police.