The Sri Lankan male aged 33 was arrested by the Customs Bio Diversity, Cultural and National Heritage Protection Unit at the departure lounge with 23.4 kgs of wallapatta chips, concealed in his baggage this evening.
He had attempted to smuggle the chips to Abu Dhabi aboard a Srilankan Airlines flight.
Investigations are being carried out by a team led by the Superintendent of Customs D.M.G. Nimalthilake. (Colombo Gazette)