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Customs officials bust foreign cigarette racket

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Sri Lanka Customs officials on Friday (24) detected 60 cases of illegally imported foreign cigarettes amounting to Rs. 6 billion. The cigarettes were hidden in a container that had been declared as containing A4 paper bundles. Customs officials also detected a large stock of undeclared foodstuffs containing Urad Dhal, Turmeric Fingers and Turmeric Powder from another container. The importer had attempted to cheat customs duty amounting to over Rs. 9.2 million by declaring the cargo as chickpeas.

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