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Suspect arrested with stock of foreign cigarettes

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The STF Officers along with a stock of cigarettees.

Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel have taken into custody a suspect for having a stock of cigarettes, which had been imported to the country without a duty payment.

The suspect had been taken into custody along with the cigarettes by STF Officers during a raid in North Batagama, Ja-ela in the Kandana Police Division.

Over 6,000 cigarettes worth over Rs. 500,000 were seized in the raid.

The STF personnel from the Gonahena Camp carried out the raid on a tip off from the Naval Intelligence Division under the supervision of In-charge of the Western North SSP Sylvester Wijesinghe by Inspector of Police S. D. P. N. Deshapriya together with a team of officers.

The suspect and the cigarettes had been handed over to the Kandana Police.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – 01:00

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