Large cocaine shipment seized
[TamilNet, Monday, 04 January 1999, 17:55 GMT]
A passenger on an Air Lanka Flight from Trivendram in India, arriving at Katunayake Air Port was taken into custody by customs when he was detected trying to smuggle in 4 * kgms of cocaine. Customs officials said that the smuggled drugs was concealed in the false bottom of one of his bags.
The street value of the drugs is around Rs. 10 million.
The officials said the passenger was a citizen of Afganistan holding a Japanese passport. The arrest was made at 11 am today.