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Two 40-year-old Chinese, a husband and wife, were arrested this morning at the Katunayake Airport on charges of being in possession of three antique statues of deities, Customs Media Spokesman Darmasena Kahandawa said.

They were arrested by Customs officers at the airport departure lounge while attempting to smuggle the three statues to China.

Customs investigations revealed that the statues had been purchased from the Bentota Archeological Department.

Mr. Kahandawa said the statues were sent to the Archeological Department for verification and the Chinese couple released.

The raid was conducted by Customs Superintendent of N.A. Ratnayake, Assistant Superintendents W.P. Cyril, P.N. Fonseka T.K. Gunstilake, H.A.S. Perera and H.M Anthony. (Chaturanga Pradeep and T.K.G. Kapila)

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  • ravi Wednesday, 29 June 2016 02:45 PM

    These chinese

    Henry Wednesday, 29 June 2016 07:38 PM

    Purchased from the Bentota Archeological Department. - an eye opener! So it was on sale in a place where our Artifacts are to be protected. The same department may issue permits to exports too! This looks just a a tip of an Iceburg where containerized cargoes takes our artifacts without any problem..... Who should be punished?

    Jesus Thursday, 30 June 2016 01:49 AM

    Where ever these cheap chinese are will creat problem and steal , this is there way of life


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