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Airport Customs seized a stock of gold worth around Rs.27 million and also foreign currency worth nearly Rs.30 million this morning. A foreigner and two others were taken into custody for allegedly attempting to smuggle the seized items on a flight bound to Dubai, Airport Customs Director Parakrama Basnayake said.

The other two who were arrested were from the airport staff. They were involved in transporting the gold and cash secretly to the foreigner who was in the plane at the time of the incident, Mr. Basnayake said. (Supun Dias)

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  • Bala Wednesday, 01 December 2010 05:37 AM

    Good work SL customs. Let's share the spoils . I mean amongst the whole country. That's money for development.

    VERMIN Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:16 PM

    NOT LTTE GOLD EH ?

    lankaputha Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:54 AM

    Who will get the lions share of this Gold and Foriegn currency.. the Foriegner, the one who came from a foreign country or the one who is acting like a Foriegner

    Ravana Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:00 AM

    Either LTTE or Casino stuff. The others just take it in their pockets !

    John Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:38 PM

    Why is it illegal to transfer privately owned gold or currency out of or into the country? Why aren't the authorities using resources only on preventing crimes with victims? This sounds mad to me.

    Southern boy Tuesday, 30 November 2010 08:18 AM

    What is going to be the fate of this confiscated gold and money. Can a foreigner on a short visit organize this or is the link of a well organized gang ?

    Musthafa Tuesday, 30 November 2010 08:39 AM

    Another income- to the country

    Ampare son Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:30 PM

    Good job. keep up good work.

    pbj Tuesday, 30 November 2010 09:31 AM

    Yes , I believe ,it is God sent money with sympathizing the poor Sri Lankan . that foreign currency can be used in feeding our mega cabinet.

    Mashook Tuesday, 30 November 2010 10:17 AM

    Well done Sri Lanka customs ! Keep it up. You guys stopped the transfer of these illegal Gold & currency to different parts of world. But Will you be able to STOP transfer it to our FAMILY BANK ?

    haris Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:43 AM

    vow privately owned 57 milliion? John are you crazy.

    Haris


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