Two Indians arrested with foreign currency worth Rs.11mn

1 January 2012 06:36 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Fort police arrested two Indians who attempted to smuggle foreign currency worth around Rs.11 million to Singapore.The two men who are residents of Tamil Nadu were taken into custody in Pettah subsequent to their suspicious behaviour.

 They are suspected to have been transporting money on behalf of a wider network of foreign exchange centres that engage in illegal money transfer. The Customs said the foreign currency included US Dollars and Euros. 

 Customs believe that many such incidents have been reported throughout the last two three years.

Customs made the biggest detection in the history of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) when a local was arrested with foreign currency worth Rs.81.76 million when he attempted to smuggle them to Singapore on September 14, last year. (Supun Dias)

  Comments - 8

  • Anil Monday, 02 January 2012 05:29 AM

    Indians are involved in these kind of rackets all over the world.

    xlntgson Monday, 02 January 2012 08:16 AM

    Relaxation of exchange rules didn't bring fruitful results, what goes out should come in yet not in the books, but yet there are ppl hate books (!) for known reasons.

    Jayasena Sunday, 01 January 2012 07:15 AM

    Money exchangers tip off to police and custom. Be carefull if you planing to bring money overseas.

    kondebendapucheena Sunday, 01 January 2012 08:09 AM

    Tip of a Ice burg

    be true Sunday, 01 January 2012 08:26 AM

    this is a common thing between maldives & sri lanka. Govt should immediately take steps to block these, jewelry shops in hospital street, chetham street, wellawatte areas, in maldives, most sri lankan involved in this trade, specially sri lankan muslim community moving around china garden restaurants. They make millions by the means of undiyal, both maldives & sri lankan govts should immediately get involved to stop these illegal business.

    Kenny G Sunday, 01 January 2012 09:24 AM

    Well the police only would take in to custody only if it is illegal (we assume so). so who are you actually warning?people who smuggle money in to the country?

    JayaLaltha Sunday, 01 January 2012 10:59 AM

    This is genocide against Tamils.. Release them immediately :P

    citizen1 Sunday, 01 January 2012 06:33 PM

    Does this mean that people who are travelling cannot carry cash?? Especially foreign currency as you are travelling abroad or live abroad?

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