The Katunayake Airport Customs have arrested a person who arrived in the island with heroin concealed in his shoes.
He had come in a UL122 flight to Sri Lanka from Chennai. Custom officers noted that he was attempting to hide his pair of shoes when they were examining his baggages. Thereafter, they examined the shoes and found that some heroin had been concealed in it. There was 486 grams of heroin and according to Customs Director Parakrama Basnayake, its market value was about three million rupees.