Thursday, 23rd September 2021

800 kg beedi leaves being smuggled to Sri Lanka seized

Colombo (PTI): Beedi leaves weighing around 800 kg and meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka were seized by Customs officials here Saturday.

A team of Customs personnel who raided the area on a tip-off found the beedi leaves hidden at a few places on the sea coast near Uchipuli, the officials said.

A search has been launched for those involved in the smuggling bid, they added.

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