Customs bust lobster racket

The Customs department busted a racket involving the exporting of lobsters to Vietnam from Sri Lanka.

Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said that a raid was carried out at a location in Negombo yesterday after information was received about the racket.

The customs officers found 8 boxes with lobsters. In all there were 669 lobsters ready to be experted illegally to Vietnam.

The company involved in the illegal exporting of the lobsters was fined Rs. 300,000 and the lobsters were released into the sea today.