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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 - 19:03
Customs destroys the contraband of birth control injections
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The Customs today destroyed the contraband of birth control injections that were concealed in a container of potatoes and brought to the island on the 27th of April this year.

The customs arrested the Pakistani national who attempted to import and release a stock of 30,000 illegal birth control jabs worth nearly 30 million rupees.

Director of Customs Revenue Surveillance Unit Mali Piyasena said a 500 thousand rupee fine was imposed on the suspect and he was referred for necessary legal action.

Meanwhile a Muslim resident of Kalmunai who arrived from Chennai was arrested yesterday for smuggling nearly 3200 pills used for abortion.

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