Sri Lanka nabs Indian for smuggling abortion pills worth Rs 2.3 million
Aug 30, 2017
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities have arrested an Indian man for allegedly smuggling highly potent abortion pills worth Rs 2.3 million, according to a media report today.
The Indian, who arrived from New Delhi on a SriLankan Airlines flight yesterday, had tried to leave without declaring the huge quantity of the pills, the Colombo Page reported.
Upon inspection, Lanka Customs officers found the illegal medicine stock in his luggage.
The suspect, who was not identified, had visited Sri Lanka on several occasions earlier. He has been buying the medicine from India for a low price and selling it in the country for a large amount of money, the report said.