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Customs officers at the Katunayake Airport today arrested the personal assistant -- of the Minister of Muslim Affairs -- on charges of being in possession of Rs.2 million worth of gold biscuits.

Customs Media Spokesman Leslie Gamini said the 42-year-old suspect was arrested while attempting to smuggle into the country four gold biscuits weighing 400g hidden in his rectum.

Several fake visiting cards were also found in his possession.

Customs said the suspect who lived in Borella and had arrived on a flight from Singapore.

Investigations revealed that the suspect was a frequent traveller to several countries under various aliases.

“He had visiting cards indicating that he is a director of several companies and as the secretary of several ministries. When contacted the Ministry of Muslim Affairs said the suspect was currently employed as a personal assistant and his employment would be terminated soon,” Mr. Gamini said.

He said the arrest was made after Customs officers followed the suspect on a number of occasions after his behavior raised suspicions. Customs also found five passports in his possession.

The gold biscuits were confiscated and the suspect fined Rs.300,000.

Investigations were carried out by Customs Deputy Director Harsha Jayathilake, Assistant Superintendent RAK Samansiri, KPB Kaushalya, MGC Dhammika, MS Kanakaratne and RMR Ratnayake. (Chaturanga Pradeep and T.K.G. Kapila)
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  • radrav Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:18 AM

    Man with the golden bum.

    Premalal Tuesday, 22 December 2015 06:29 PM

    Look around the world and you will see plenty of black sheep.

    Hambanda Wednesday, 23 December 2015 04:26 AM

    They should punish him by getting him to put the gold back where they found it but after converting it into coin currency.

    Karppan Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:52 AM

    Now we know how some people doing nothing but claim self-clever for doing business. Not bad at all.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:54 AM

    Well done Yahapalanaya... Change was One big thief replaced with a whole load of little thieves!

    Mashalla Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:59 AM

    U can pray 5 times a day, and still be a crook!

    MF Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:02 PM

    very true, like going to temple every poya and being a rapist, murderer. There is always a black sheep in the community.

    Mason Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:02 PM

    Being coordinating secretary in a ministry is a powerful position. Will more news be available on this matter or will it be hushed up ?

    Gold- Rush Tuesday, 22 December 2015 01:06 PM

    Do you sell anything to become a coordinating secretary? You should get stoned to death hahaha!!!!! Man postal service is limited to air mail surface mail and home delivery!

    sobers Tuesday, 22 December 2015 02:28 PM

    This is "HARAM", He should be given Punishment under sharia law.


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