Passenger arrested with drugs without a permit

BIA KatunayakeA passenger was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning with medical drugs which sis not have a permit to be brought to Sri Lanka.

The 44 year old Sri Lankan man had in his possession 116, 465 Tramadol and 6, 800 Misoprostol, valued at Rs. 1,334,650.

The customs department said that the passenger had arrived from Chennai, India onboard Sri Lankan airlines flight UL 126.

Misoprostol is a medication used to start labor, induce abortions, prevent and treat stomach ulcers, and treat postpartum bleeding due to insufficient contraction.

Tramadol is an opiate pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.

Investigations are being carried out by the Superintendent of Customs P. Gunasekara, Assistant Superintendent of Customs Y. Kulasekara, J.A.P.U. Jayaweera and UDJ. Monty. (Colombo Gazette)