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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 15:56
French tourist arrested at BIA with buffalo skull and horns

A Frenchman who tried to take a buffalo skull and two buffalo horns with him on a flight from the Bandaranaike International Airport was apprehended today (22).

Those items were detected when officials scanned his baggage. Thereafter, the incident was informed to the Customs Bio-Diversity Protection Unit.

They had taken them and the suspect into custody. The 56-year-old suspect was a senior police officer attached to the police in France.

He had tried to take those items out of the country to give his son as a present. The suspect was released after being warned while the skull and horns were confiscated.

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