Sri Lankan arrested with satellite receivers

18 November 2011 09:20 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Custom officers at the airport were able to nab a Sri Lankan who attempted to smuggle thirty satellite receivers into the country this morning.

The suspect arrived from India, landed at the Katunayake International Airport at around 2.30 am and he had been identified as a 45 year old businessman from Colombo.

The custom officials were alerted when the suspect tried to enter via the nothing to declare passage, and when his luggage was checked they discovered this stock of satellite phones methodically packed in his luggage.

The authorities estimate the cost of these receivers to be about one hundred thousand rupees. (By Deepa Adikari) 

  Comments - 5

  • Fair N Square Saturday, 19 November 2011 01:10 AM

    unload in Chilaw, when it was nabbed at he airport? and not a sea port...... I wonder if u r suggesting that he should have broght em by way of smuggling by boat..... or call me ignorant....( sarcasm)

    bush Friday, 18 November 2011 10:39 AM

    he is fool. what he had to is unload it in chilaw like some most prominent businessmens did. any banned items can be travelled to colombo and distribute and sale under broad day light if we choose the right path. BE WISE MAN!

    hansan Friday, 18 November 2011 01:52 PM

    Who is the culprit? People don't want to see the custom 6, As there are workers. show the man involved.

    DTH Friday, 18 November 2011 09:29 AM

    The demand is high in SL...many Srilankan Tamil communities started using Indian DTH connections, it’s very much cheaper then SL providers and many entertainment channels available.

    professorabdulmajeed Friday, 18 November 2011 07:04 PM

    great achievement by customs officials, great effort.......oof 100,000...big fish...

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