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Two Chinese nabbed at BIA with currency, garnets

16 August 2015 03:59 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two Chinese nationals with foreign currency and gems worth Rs. 7.8 million were arrested by the Sri Lanka Customs yesterday, while attempting to smuggle out to Delhi at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Custom Spokesman Leslie Gamini said the suspects, aged 26 and 59,  had been arrested with US$ 50,690 and Baht 133,400.

He said they had also seized 46 of gems (Garnets) valued at Rs. 452,800 concealed in their hand bags.(DS)

  Comments - 4

  • de silva Sunday, 16 August 2015 10:20 AM

    How did they earn so much money or were they helping somebody to take the money out of the country.

    Bala Sunday, 16 August 2015 04:49 PM

    Their govt warns Chinese tourists traveling in Sri Lanka and have been urged to remain cautious due to various accidents - but these are not accidents but smuggling.

    Ceylonese Sunday, 16 August 2015 06:47 PM

    These Chinese tourists visit Sri Lanka with the intention of stealing our precious stones , artifacts and fauna and flora. They are trying to find ways to invest their sudden riches and Sri Lanka has become their prime target in recent years.

    Domiya Monday, 17 August 2015 07:21 AM

    Thanks to MR and his one sided foreign policies

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