A large consignment of foreign cigarettes worth approximately two million rupees has been impounded by the officers of Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.
A businessman, 31, was arrested for attempting to smuggle in the contraband.
He had arrived at the BIA from Muscat in Oman via Oman Air flight OV-437.
The PNB officers found 100 cartons containing 20,000 sticks of foreign cigarettes in the luggage belonging to the said businessman.
The businessman has been detained for further interrogations.
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