Customs officers have seized over 325,000 cigarettes imported into Sri Lanka illegally, the customs department said.
The cigarettes were seized after three containers shipped to the country was checked at the Orugodawatte container yard.
Officials said that the containers were declared as having tiles but when it was checked the officers had found cigarettes hidden inside.
The cigarettes are worth Rs. 9.5 million. Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)