Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in biggest cigarette haul: seizes more than Rs 9 billion worth in 21 containers

Sri Lanka Customs has seized the largest ever haul of cigarettes in raid yesterday worth Rs 9 billion in 21 containers full of cigarettes ready to be re-exported to Europe.

Over 200 million cigarettes were found inside the containers imported from UAE.

They were ready to re-export to Netherlands, UK and other European countries under the label of ‘Ceylon Black Tea’.

Initial investigation into the matter revealed that racketeers have already exported 12 such containers to western European markets.

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