Two arrested for distributing old cosmetics in Negombo

Negombo police has arrested two individuals for allegedly relabelling and distributing old cosmetics in Agurukaramulla, Negombo.

The two suspects, who were taken into custody on Sunday, had been importing low quality, cheap and expired cosmetics for some time, after which they had relabeled them as new products with false expiry dates and distributed to salons and beauty parlours in and around the Negombo area, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The two suspects were remanded till 10 June after being produced before the Negombo Magistrate court.

Gunasekara also urged the public to use social media with responsibility as police have received reports about pictures and videos of old incidents being reposted in social media as new incidents with the intention of propagating hate among communities.

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