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Mailed narco pills worth over Rs.135 mn detected

Customs Director General Maj. Gen. G.V. Ravipriya and officials take a look at the contraband narco pills. Picture by Ranjith Asanka.
Customs Director General Maj. Gen. G.V. Ravipriya and officials take a look at the contraband narco pills. Picture by Ranjith Asanka.

A package containing 18,000 ecstasy pills worth over Rs.135 million has been detected by Sri Lanka Customs Narcotics Control Unit during an inspection at the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo yesterday.

The stock of narcotics pills were reportedly sent from Belgium via air mail. The package of narcotic pills has been weighed at 9 kilograms. Customs Media Spokesperson Sunil Jayarathne noted that this is the largest haul of ecstasy pills that has been seized in Sri Lanka and in the South Asian region to date.

The contraband was sent to Sri Lanka as imported cat food and this was discovered following investigations carried out by the Customs narcotics unit regarding several parcels received by the Central Mail Exchange. The narco pills detected at the Central Mail Exchange.Picture by Ranjith Asanka.