Customs officers attached to the Central Mail Exchange recovered a consignment of 1.6 kgs of ecstasy pills containing methamphetamine which was sent from the Netherlands to a resident in Jaffna.
The Customs said the ecstasy pills have been found secretly hidden inside cardboard walls of the parcel.
The consignment of pills containing 4,000 pills has a street value of approximately Rs. 26 million.
A resident of the Wellawatte area who had arrived at the Central Mail Exchange to clear the parcel has been arrested by the Customs officials.
The suspect and the stock of drugs are to be handed over to the Police Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.(DSB)