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A Sri Lankan male was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) departure lounge this morning while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs. 40,785,81 concealed in his rectum.

 

Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said Customs officials had confiscated the foreign currency consisting 150 Bahrain Dinars, 6500 Euros, 31500 Saudi Riyals, 400 Kuwait Dinars, 2000 Qatar Riyals, 8000 Swiss Franks, 180 Oman Riyals and 11400 UAE Dirhams.

 

The suspect, a 48-year-old resident of Dehiwala was arrested while he was bound to take a flight to Dubai, he said.

 

After the Customs inquiry held by Deputy Director of Custom Stanley Senaratna, the foreign currencies were forfeited and the suspect was imposed a penalty of Rs. 100,000.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

Pic by Deepa Adhikari

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  • Fair N Square Monday, 20 October 2014 12:59 PM

    The customs officers seem to like to make every given opportunity to best effect... Look how photogenic everyone of them are.... NOTHING big here its only an amount of 40000 US and its equivalent. There are MUCH BIGGER consignments passing through customs at BIA and at the Sea Ports with the HELP of these officers.. Check on the assets of these officers and how their houses looked when they joined the customs and how much luxury they live in now...

    kulasena Sunday, 19 October 2014 02:38 PM

    He was most probably walking in a funny way in the departure lounge at KIA.


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