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Customs seize Rs.4.5M worth gold in SL man’s rectum


24 September 2017 07:00 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Sri Lankan man who tried to smuggle out a stock of Gold biscuits and jewellery weighing up to a kilogram carefully concealed in his rectum was nabbed by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.

The man who was bound for Coimbatore in South India on a Sri Lanka Airways flight UL 193 at 1.30pm was nabbed at the Customs counters on suspicion.

Customs Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne told the Daily Mirror that the man was privately searched to retrieve the gold he had hidden in his rectum.

The sleuths found several gold biscuits and yellow gold articles (made similar to chains) neatly inserted in his rectum.

The gold biscuits were weighing at 549.7grams whereas the chains weighed at 355.07grams totalling altogether 904.77grams. The stock of gold articles had been valued at Rs.4,523,850.

The detection was made by Customs Superintendent Wasantha Kumara Kobawaka and his team SC D Bopage, ASCs T. B. Samaraweera, E. L. Thanthiriwatte, M. G. P. Pabasara and H. W. S. Silva on the instructions of Deputy Directors S. Ranasinghe and Tharaka Devapriya. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)

  Comments - 5

  • Pat Sunday, 24 September 2017 07:20 PM


    Punny Pellow Monday, 25 September 2017 05:37 AM

    A rectum worth stealing!!!

    ravin Sunday, 24 September 2017 07:56 PM

    Only solution to prevent smuggling is increased the fine form current to minimum of triple the value of items, impound their passports for minimum of three years and fingerprinted- sent to immigration department so they can't get new passport under different names . Or produce in courts and until the case is over passports are impound.

    k.soysa Monday, 25 September 2017 01:56 AM

    We should give a special bonus to the person who RETRIEVED these from the "base" it was in!!

    sina Monday, 25 September 2017 10:49 PM

    Some custom officers do the right duty sometimes. But most of them are corrupted fellows . via DM Android App

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