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A Sri Lankan youth who arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from Singapore was arrested last night with more than Rs.10.1million worth gold, airport customs said.
 
The suspect was identified as a 21 year old youth from Dematagoda.

Custom officials recovered nearly 1.74 Kilograms of gold which contains 216 gold chains, 20 necklaces, six pairs of earrings and 13 gold biscuits inside the suspect’s knee guards.

Customs confiscated the gold and imposed a fine of Rs.700, 000 on the suspect. (Deepa Adikari)


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  • Kolaveri Di Tuesday, 13 March 2012 08:41 AM

    In all other countries people who bring in commercial quantities of merchandise are told to pay the relevant import duties and take away the goods.
    I don't know why they have to make such a hue and cry each time someone brings a kg of gold or a bag of sarongs, and portray the customs officers, all over the media as heroes who saved our country from a demon.

    akitha Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:09 AM

    who is your airport repoter

    leaon Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:29 AM

    don't you know still what happens to things which get ceased in this country....still......?????

    maharaja Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:23 AM

    Where are the Necklaces ?

    dPora Tuesday, 13 March 2012 10:56 AM

    true story, I know an official from customs, I know how he became rich..

    Vasanthie Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:11 AM

    Good Question, What happens to all confiscated items. We do not hear anything of these items??????????

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 13 March 2012 06:34 AM

    What will happen to the ceased gold?

    Zavahir Tuesday, 13 March 2012 06:37 AM

    Why gold is more restriction. Gems are allowed without duty. Because getting more jobs opportunities. Gold also as same & standerd price like metal.

    deeda Tuesday, 13 March 2012 06:23 PM

    why hide it? he could have even worn the earrings as part of his costume of gold.

    pasha Tuesday, 13 March 2012 06:54 AM

    if they bring gold is not it good for the country? why do they arrest?

    Flash Gordon Tuesday, 13 March 2012 07:42 AM

    Sri Lanka Rupee 10.1 mn worth of gold hidden in his knee guards! Shows the value of the Sri Lanka Rupee.

    Be smart Tuesday, 13 March 2012 07:43 AM

    The youth probably is only a carrier. They have to find out the local agent to whom this has been brought. Just confiscating and fining is not enough


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