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A 43-year-old Sri Lankan male was arrested by Customs officials at the Departure Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning with 23.3 Kilograms of Wallapatta Chips in his possession.

Customs Media Spokesman Leslie Gamini stated that the seized Wallapatta Chips are valued at Rs.9.3 million.

The suspect had been attempting to board a flight to Sharjah when he was taken into custody. Further investigations are ongoing.