Airport customs sleuths have foiled an attempt by a Sri Lankan national who attempted to smuggle in counterfeit cigarettes.
He had tried to smuggle into the island 70 cartoons of counterfeit cigarettes. Its value was 280,000 rupees. Sri Lanka Customs said the person involved in the racket was later released after the imposition of a fine of 100,000 rupees. The counterfeited cigarettes were confiscated.