A Chinese man was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning with 23.6 kgs of Wallapatta, also known as Gyrinops walla.
The 44 year old man was detained by staff of the Airport Authority and Civil Aviation officials.
The Customs Department said that the Wallapatta was valued at Rs 472,000.00 and was concealed in the baggage of the Chinese man.
He was about to leave for Bangkok when he was detained. Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)