​Indian nabbed with Rs.16 m worth gold at BIA

14 April 2015 05:32 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 25 year-old Indian man has been detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake when he attempted to smuggle gold worth over Rs. 16 million, this morning, the Customs said.

The suspect had attempted to board a flight to Chennai with two packets containing 34 slabs of Gold biscuits, weighing 3,399.26 g valued at Rs. 16,996,300.90 concealed in his baggage, Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said.

He said that the suspect was detained by the staff of Airport and Aviation Authority and handed over to the Customs for further investigations.
Following the inquiry, the goods were forfeited and a penalty of Rs. 40,000 was imposed.(Sanath Desmond)
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  • Nims Tuesday, 14 April 2015 02:57 PM

    Wow a penalty of Rs40,000/ for trying to attempt smuggle Gold biscuits, weighing 3,399.26 g valued at Rs. 16,996,300.90 - too much for the rogue

    Ahamed Wednesday, 15 April 2015 11:15 AM

    Wow. A fine of 40000 for an attempted robbery or rather an illegal transport of 16 million worth of gold biscuts. Hope the sarcasm is well understood. This would motivate such robbers to attempt more crimes because the fine is not well matched with the crime. I would say that this is a clear escape route.

    Don Flavian Wednesday, 15 April 2015 06:50 PM

    PLease follow up and report who was sending this Gold through this man


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