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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 - 11:05
Attempt to smuggle in gems to Sri Lanka thwarted (Photos)
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A 35-year-old Chinese female passenger arrived from Bangkok was apprehended by Customs officers attached to the Bandaranaike International Airport last night while attempting to smuggle in 13 lots and 18 pieces of gems into the country.
 
The estimated value of the gems was Rs. 4.8 million.
 
Following a probe the gems were forfeited and a penalty of Rs. 40,000 were imposed on the Chinese passenger.

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