Duty free shop employee detained at BIA

BIA KatunayakeA duty free shop employee was detained on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) by Air Force officers and produced to customs officers with a large amount of foreign currency.

The 58 year old resident of Naththandiya had foreign currency valued at Rs. 11, 527,397.00 concealed in his pocket and shoes.

The authorities found USD 1,500, AU$11,000, S$ 15,000, Euro 28,500 and US$ 29,350. Investigations are being carried out by the Deputy Director of Customs Mihira Piyarathne, D.M.S. Pundits, Superintendent of Customs T.M. Wijekulasooriya,  K.A. Wickramanayake, Assistant Superintendent of Customs K.A.S.W. Kaluagggala, K.A.R.L. Ariyasena, M.A.W. Fernando, I.M.L. Dushantha, C.C.P. Gamage and R.M.A.P.L Ranasinghe.