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US gold smuggler nabbed at BIA

7 June 2013 04:45 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 45-year-old American attempting to smuggle 627 grams of gold valued at Rs.2.5 million into Sri Lanka from Singapore was arrested by customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport last night.

Investigations revealed he is an American businessman engaged in gold business and collects gold from African countries.

This is his second visit to Sri Lanka.(Deepa Adikari)

  Comments - 10

  • Critic Roshan Friday, 07 June 2013 05:20 AM

    If he is an original American citizen better leave him alone, or if he is an Indian or a Sri Lankan holding the green card, is worth investigating.

    AB Friday, 07 June 2013 05:44 AM

    Custom Officers are mostly capable of posing themselves for photographs as in a studio.

    Thomas Friday, 07 June 2013 06:12 AM

    He is bringing foreign exchange in the form of Gold, why trouble him.

    lal Friday, 07 June 2013 06:23 AM

    He would have taken more out than what he brought into the country.

    bingkunda Friday, 07 June 2013 06:34 AM

    He didn't bring gold jewellery, he smuggled gold nuggets. And the pics shown are of an old detection.

    Francis Friday, 07 June 2013 07:57 AM

    Only those in the picture are eligible to receive the rewards. That is the reason why they do the way they have done

    Miracle Child Friday, 07 June 2013 08:43 AM

    do u think all Suddhaas are saints..

    Chris Friday, 07 June 2013 11:14 AM

    Enlighten me, Is it an offence to bring Gold into the country? This is only 78 Sovereigns and i have seen a single lady wearing more on self than this.

    nazri Friday, 07 June 2013 12:50 PM

    customs officers act like saints. TheNo. 1 corrupted office in SL

    cw Saturday, 08 June 2013 09:38 AM

    I thought Americans don't commit crimes( from what I hear from US officials).

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