Two people were arrested at the Katunayake airport with 44,140 sticks of ‘Top Mountain’ brand counterfeit cigarettes.
The customs department said that the two Sri Lankans, a male and female, are residents of Colombo 12 and were arrested on their arrival from Sharjah.
The counterfeit cigarettes were valued at Rs. 441, 400.00 and had been concealed in their baggage. Following investigations, the two Sri Lankans were imposed a penalty of Rs. 50,000.00 each.