Cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya accused of smuggling rotten betel nuts to India
Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya has been accused of smuggling rotten betel nuts into India by exploiting the South Asian Free Trade Area agreement between India and Sri Lanka. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seized betel nuts worth crores of rupees in Nagpur. In connection with a businessman was interrogated. He revealed the name of Jayasuriya and two other cricketers, who were involved in smuggling rotten betel nuts to India from Indonesia via Sri Lanka to avoid import duty. The DRI officials wrote a letter asking Jayasuriya and two other cricketers to appear before them for questioning.