Businessman Held With Foreign Currency At BIA

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 15:59


A 55-year-old Sri Lankan gem businessman was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) when he was detected having in his possession Rs.6.1 million worth of foreign currency this morning, Customs media spokesman Leslie Gamini said.

He said the businessman was a resident of Galle and that the arrest was made at the Departure Lounge while awaiting a flight to Singapore.

Mr. Gamini stated that the foreign currency consisting of Euros 38530 valued at Rs.6, 121,224.00 was hidden in the suspect’s underwear.

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