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Suspect arrested with 7,000 foreign fags

A suspect has been arrested for smuggling a stock of foreign cigarettes worth Rs 2 million from a housing scheme in Goonesinghepura, Pettah.

The stock that contained over 7,000 foreign cigarettes was seized by the Colombo Crimes Division on a tip off.

Police said that 14 persons were allegedly involved in various offences including smuggling of drugs and counterfeit cigarettes.

The suspect who was among the 14 has failed to state how he received the stock.

Foreign liquor that has been banned in Sri Lanka was also seized.

The suspect may have received the stock from a third party, police said.

Colombo Crimes Division OIC Chief Inspector Anselem Silva is leading the investigations.