Lankan arrested with Rs.2 mn worth foreign currency

2016-01-09 09:36:47

A 28-year-old Sri Lankan was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle out Rs. 2 million worth foreign currency to Dubai this morning.

Customs media spokesman Leslie Gamini said the suspect, a resident of Colombo, was arrested at the airport Departure Lounge with Rs.2,048,110 concealed in his baggage.

The customs investigation officers found 1,187 Dirhams, 311 US$, and Rs. 1,960,170 inside her baggage, Mr. Gamini said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)


  Comments - 3

  • Imtiaz Sunday, 10 January 2016 06:20

    2m is peanuts. He could have tried to take it legally itself.

    Reply : 0       2

    AR Sunday, 10 January 2016 14:48

    Seems like he (and many others) doing this with the support of authorities.

    Reply : 0       0

    prem Sunday, 10 January 2016 18:37

    can anyone spell out whats the legal limit. thanks

    Reply : 0       0

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