Four suspects arrested with 78,000 illegal fags, foreign liquor | Daily News

Four suspects arrested with 78,000 illegal fags, foreign liquor

The stock of illegal fags and foreign liquor.
The stock of illegal fags and foreign liquor.

The Special Task Force (STF) nabbed a stock of illicit cigarettes with 11 bottles of foreign liquor worth Rs. 5 million from Slave Island on Monday on a tip off. The STF had checked a three wheeler plying on Vauxhall Street and seized the 10 cartons of 10,000 illicit cigarettes with 11 bottles of foreign liquor.

Three persons who were in the three wheeler have been taken into custody and the STF had later found a stock of illicit cigarettes containing 68,000 fags from a house at Vauxhall Street after questioning the suspects.

The suspects are residents of Slave Island. They have been handed over to the Slave Island Police.

The Mount Lavinia Police, meanwhile, arrested a suspect from Templer’s Road, Mount Lavinia along with 1,120 of illicit cigarettes. The suspect is a resident of Mount Lavinia.

Officials of the Anti-Vice Squad of the Mount Lavinia Police conducted the raid on the directive of Mount Lavinia SSP Kamal Pushpakumara.