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A Sri Lankan who is alleged to have smuggled three gold bars worth more than Rs. 7.8 million into the country from Sharjah was arrested by Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.

Customs said the gold bars were tied to his leg and was caught when attempting to leave the airport through the ‘nothing to declare exit’.

The suspect is a 49-year-old gem businessman from Dehiwala, who is said to be a frequent traveller to and from Dubai.(Deepa Adikari)

 
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  • Push Friday, 05 June 2015 02:47 PM

    Customs officials should be commended for their great work.

    janaka Friday, 05 June 2015 04:16 PM

    How could he avoid the scanner in Dubai?

    WIGNA Friday, 05 June 2015 04:32 PM

    iN SOME CASES NATIONALITY (RACE) IS GIVEN.WHY NOT IN THIS CASE?

    aliifthikar Saturday, 06 June 2015 03:13 PM

    Wigna, Nationality is OK and needed for analysis. No need RACE


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