Customs officials nabbed a Sri Lankan passenger who was attempting to smuggle in Rs. 1,620,000 worth foreign cigarettes at the Bandaranaike International Airport recently.
The 36-year-old suspect, a resident of Uhumeeya of Narammala, had arrived from Dubai around 5.30 am Monday, sources said.
The Customs officials found 162 cartons containing 32,400 sticks in his possession.
The detection was made by Customs Superintendent RSK Seneviratne.