The customs department arrested a couple at the Bandaranaike International Airport today with 5 kilos of heroin.
A 45 year old male and a 60 year old woman, both residents of Colombo, were arrested by the staff of the customs narcotic control unit.
They had in their possession five packets of heroin weighing approximately 5 kilos valued at Rs. 5 million
The heroin had been concealed inside packets containing spices. The couple had arrived from Chennai.
Investigations are being carried out by the Superintendent of Customs D.M.G.Nimalthilake and Assistant Superintendent of Customs Gayan Senaratna. (Colombo Gazette)