Carpenter nabbed with forex worth Rs.14mn in his rectum

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A 54-year-old Sri Lankan man was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) departure lounge this morning while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs.14mn concealed in his rectum.

Deputy Director and Customs Spokesman Sunil Jayaratne said the detection was done at 9.30p.m at the BIA Departure Lounge by the customs Narcotic Control Unit officers and found foreign currencies packed in two condoms.

Meanwhile, Speaking to the Daily Mirror BIA Deputy Customs Director Parakrama Basnayake said the suspect was arrested after a tip off to the customs.

He was bound to Singapore via Mumbai by flight 9W251.

During the inquiry the suspect was identified as a carpenter from Negombo area.

“Four customs officers took the suspect into custody for his suspicious behavior and according to the received information. During his body and baggage search the customs officers found nothing. Later, they directed the suspect to the Negombo hospital for an internal body scan. According to the doctors’ report after the scan, it was found two tubes shaped objects were found in the suspect’s rectum. The suspect agreed to take out those two objects by himself,” Mr. Basnayake said.

Later, the customs found two bundles of foreign currency wrapped inside the condoms.

Accordingly, the customs officers found Rs. 14,000,000 worth foreign currencies equaling to 59 notes of 500 Euros, 48 notes of 1000 Swiss Franks and 1000 notes of Norway Krones packed inside the two condoms, he said.

The suspect was earlier arrested by the customs two years before for attempting to smuggle out six gold biscuits, Mr. Basnayake said.

After the Customs inquiry, the foreign currencies were forfeited and the suspect was imposed a penalty of Rs. 300,000.

Detection was made by Assistant Customs Superintendent Nuwan Abeynayake, Rasika Samanjith, Srilal Wijewardena, Nuwan Balage.

The Investigation was carried out by the BIA Deputy Customs Director Parakrama Basnayake. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Brainmaster Friday, 28 July 2017 09:39 AM

    I think that was not his money. So who is behind it via DM Android App

    Srian Friday, 28 July 2017 10:39 AM

    Get to the 'Bottom" of it!!!!

    Rasheed Friday, 28 July 2017 11:07 AM

    Just fined and case closed.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 28 July 2017 11:50 AM

    Absolutely, they are known as camels.

    niceperson Friday, 28 July 2017 10:59 AM

    Photographer's focus unable to include the person on right !. Well done team. Not needed a group pictures every time to the public to be seen. May it can be shared among the team to celebrate the success.

    Sambo Friday, 28 July 2017 01:03 PM

    As a carpenter he must have done some carving to push in 14 million worth forex into his butt.

    Gon Banda Saturday, 29 July 2017 11:17 AM

    He must have had a sore bottom for days with so much currency notes inside his butt

    Leo Friday, 28 July 2017 02:24 PM

    The customs got this based on a toip off but they pose as if their intelligence detected this. via DM Android App

    TONY Friday, 28 July 2017 03:20 PM

    UNLIKE OTHER DETECTION NONE OF THE CUSTOMS OFFICERS ARE HANDLING THE NOTES THAT WERE CONCEALED IN THE RECTUM

    ceylon Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:15 PM

    these things happen when government trying to lcharge ileagal type tax.make tax simole and fairall will pay tax. via DM Android App


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