Airport staff detain man with foreign currency

BIA KatunayakeA Sri Lankan male, aged 47, was detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport today with foreign currency valued at valued at Rs. 2,408,235.00.

The customs department said that the resident of Weligama was detained by the airport security staff and handed over to the customs department.

He had in his possession US$ 15,000.00 and Saudi Riyal 10,000.00 valued at Rs. 2,408,235.00 and was attempting to take it to Singapore.