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A 42-year-old Sri Lankan man was arrested by the Customs at the Bandaranayaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle foreign currency worth Rs.111 million to Dubai last evening.

The Suspect who is a resident of Mount Lavinia was a passenger of UL 225 flight bound to Dubai, UAE.

Currencies in US dollar, Euro, Swiss Francs, Saudi Riyal, Dirham, Qatar Riyal and Sterling Pound in his possession had been seized.

Superintend of Customs at BIA, D. Bopege, who made the arrest conducts further investigation. (Chathuranga Paradeep and TKG Kapila)

 

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  • Mandy Monday, 30 January 2017 10:01 AM

    That is a good bust of smuggling - worthwhile. Unlike arresting street vendors of drugs - you must catch the big ones. Of course the confiscated stuff must be destroyed - at present we do not know what happens to that as newspapers never follow up.

    Jans Monday, 30 January 2017 10:22 AM

    Foolish people waste of money why he take a Courier VIP N bribe him via DM Android App

    Mano Monday, 30 January 2017 11:07 AM

    Mandy, This is SRI LANKA......!

    Coconut Republic Monday, 30 January 2017 11:40 AM

    Who is the Legitimate owner of this money? I'm sure that the one who is caught is a courier. Get to the bottom.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 30 January 2017 12:25 PM

    If this entire foreign currency confiscated , exchange rates will go down drastically.

    Bala Monday, 30 January 2017 01:51 PM

    Rs.111 M is not enough to cover up the deficits of the past in billions. A drop in the ocean.

    usaguy Monday, 30 January 2017 02:05 PM

    how many couriers get caught. they never catch the big fish. dont impose fine. take him court and remand him. interrogate and get names of big undiyal mudalalees. via DM Android App


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