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By Indika Sri Aravinda


Customs officials confiscated Rs. 70 lakhs worth of foreign currency being smuggled out of the country at the Katunayaka International airport, Customs Superintendent Parakrama Basnayake told Daily Mirror online.

He said that the currency was seized last night from two individuals, one who was heading to Singapore and another to the Maldives.

The Sri Lankan national who was heading to Singapore had in his possession Rs. 40 lakhs worth of foreign currency including 21,000 Euros, 2800 Swiss frank, 2500 Singapore dollars and 20,000 Sri Lankan rupees, Basnayake said.

Meanwhile a Maldivian national who was heading to the Maldives from Colombo had in his possession Rs. 30 lakhs worth of foreign currency including US dollars 18,500 and 1055 Maldivian rupees. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Vishan Alvis Wednesday, 01 September 2010 07:07 AM

    Back track the investigation and you'll end up with a big-wig politician..end result "CASE-CLOSED" due to lack of evidence......

    MJ Wednesday, 01 September 2010 07:08 AM

    What the Hell were they thinking? Only politicians are allowed to smuggle money out to Singapore.. poor fools :P

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Wednesday, 01 September 2010 09:01 AM

    WELL DONE CUSTOM OFFICIALS MAKE IT EVEN FOR POLITICIANS.

    Geronimo Wednesday, 01 September 2010 12:53 PM

    Politicians don't smuggle money o/seas, they just get their commissions credited to their Swiss accounts up front!


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