A Tunisian national was arrested with a stock of of cocaine worth Rs. 180 million by the Customs Narcotics Division at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
The 59-year old suspect was arrested while concealing 4 kilograms and 527 grams of cocaine in his luggage.
It is reported that he has arrived in Sri Lanka posing as the head of an international financial institution.
The suspect reportedly flown from Tunisia to Brazil and from there to Doha in Qatar and then to Sri Lanka. He had also submitted a number of forged documents to the Customs.
It was reported that this is the highest amount of cocaine brought into the country by a passenger.
The suspect and the cocaine have been handed over to the Police Narcotics Unit for further investigations.