Biggest currency haul at BIA
Suspect nabbed with over Rs 81m in foreign currency:
The currency seized by the Customs
officials. Picture by Kumarasiri Prasad
A man who attempted to smuggle over Rs 81 million to Singapore was
arrested at the Banadaranaike International Airport, Katunayake on
Wednesday at 1.10 am, Customs officials said.
Deputy Customs Director Mali Piyasena said that the massive currency
stock included Euros, US dollars, Singapore dollars, Japanese yen and
Kuwait dinars which is the biggest currency stock they have ever seized.
The suspect bound for Singapore on SQ 469 flight, had parcelled the
money in three bags that another person had handed over the bag to him
on the way, he claimed.