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By Gandhya Senanayake & Supun Dias

Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport today detained two Chinese nationals who tried to smuggle foreign currency worth of Rs. 9 million to China via Hon Kong, Customs Superintendent Parakrama Basnayake told Daily Mirror online

The two suspects had planned to travel to China in a Hong Kong-bound flight today, Customs officials said.

The currency which was hidden inside the luggage of the two suspects has an estimated worth of Rs. 9 million consisting of US Dollars, Chinese Yuans and other currencies. 

Customs officers at he BIA are conducting further inquires. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Chandanamithraka Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:06 AM

    why not relax the exchange control like the developed countries? we have enough murderers in jails. we dont need chinese as well?

    Sammy Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:22 AM

    Now, the newly "liberated" Chinese too have got into the bandwagon.

    Dilrukshi Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:30 AM

    In China, these currency smugglers would have been sentenced to death. But I am sure these Chinese will get the Presidential pardon from MR for their sacrifices at Hambantota Harbour.

    salim Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:43 AM

    Kudu karayekdda danne na.

    Sunil malli Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:18 AM

    They take back their share of Chinese investments in Mother Lanka. The way it comes, the way it goes!!

    malkanthi Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:22 AM

    Exactly, also no issues should be raised against Chinese, present monopoly in development projects.

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:34 AM

    Dear Customs ,Keep eye on them well you will find lots like this very often

    Sicillian Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:36 AM

    Tell those Chinese guys that we Sri Lankans are nice to them. If they had been caught at a Chinese airport they will be put to death under the Chinese law economic crimes category.

    Royalist Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:42 AM

    Chinese Yuans... carrying coals to New Castle... wonder who gave them this money...

    I the Jury Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:42 AM

    Don't be surprised if these officials will be either demoted or dissappared !

    asoka abeywardena Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:44 AM

    the actual amount must be more than that...

    paul Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:45 AM

    this must be part of the commissions being paid for all the investment in the country. This country is being made into a rogue's paradise!

    Pandula Tuesday, 18 January 2011 08:45 AM

    This is the Chinease investment Big Chinease leagally take our money and tiny Chinease illegally take our money. What little Sinhalaya can do.

    Steve Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:19 PM

    Rs.9 million must be pocket money for them.

    dilshan Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:24 AM

    Hey !! have we investigated how they got there monies.... its common thing amongst the business cricles in colombo the amount money given to chinese workers to get there purchases through.

    Ranil Tuesday, 18 January 2011 08:28 PM

    They were just repatriating the interest from some of the loans that China has been generously giving us, because they love us so much.

    THE UNDER TAKER Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:59 AM

    The chinese guys:- Sir, when we bought it was plain paper
    now it has become currency when we arrive at the airport.... Its a Magic Sir...Sir...sir


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