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Alleged gem smuggler nabbed at BIA

18 August 2013 04:06 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Sri Lankan who attempted to smuggle gems worth Rs. 8 million to Singapore has been arrested by Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday.

Customs officials said the gems had been packed in condoms, and hidden in his rectum. The suspect has been identified as a 56-year-old resident of Beruwela.(Pix by Deepa Adhikari)

  Comments - 11

  • Marcelle McDonald Sunday, 18 August 2013 05:03 AM

    It's not that same guy who was stopped at Hambantota a
    few weeks it?

    FrancisI Sunday, 18 August 2013 05:21 AM

    Usual photo opportunity to make them eligible for the reward

    OMG Sunday, 18 August 2013 06:12 AM

    This is silly.

    Sri Lanka remains a poor country because we have got out priorities mixed up.
    Rich countries are rich because they allow people to export or take away any thing with least restrictions as long as money comes into the country.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 18 August 2013 08:37 AM

    Good job, by our Honest Customs officers... Keep up your good work forever.

    VoiceOfLanka Sunday, 18 August 2013 02:18 PM

    SL Customs Officers with a few exceptions; must be the most rude, brash and pompous Govt. officers in the world - monkeys with razor blades.

    Bandula Sunday, 18 August 2013 12:00 AM

    VoiceOfLanka right. via DM Android App

    naren Monday, 19 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Kris baba, you're a real baba. customs officers? honest? you must believe fairy tales also then via DM Android App

    lankan Monday, 19 August 2013 12:00 AM

    our customs people allow most of deals and catch one or two small fellows to spot their names via DM Android App

    FrancisI Monday, 19 August 2013 11:16 AM

    The one on the extreme left definitely not part of the original team but he was co opted to make him eligible for a share of the reward. The way he is posing makes it clearly evident . Custom chief please investigate .

    Mahinda Monday, 19 August 2013 02:11 PM

    AParade Hondatatibuna Passé Eragatha.

    Hafeez Mian Tuesday, 20 August 2013 05:15 AM

    who washed these gems I c.
    an see some dirt

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