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Excise Department Earns Rs. 17Mn From Raids

Mar 25, 2011 10:39:33 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Excise Department states that it has collected a sum of Rs. 17 million through fines from January to December 31, 2010.

The Department had also arrested 2,194 persons following island wide raids.

According to the Department statistics, out of the 2,194 persons arrested 1,221 were taken into custody for distributing liquor illegally, another 368 for selling liquor without a license, 156 were arrested for distributing heavy spirits without license and 250 for selling beer and foreign liquor without license.