Passenger arrested at BIA with hidden cash

HandcuffsA passenger was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with local and foreign currency valued at over Rs. 20,48,110.00.

The Sri Lankan male, aged 28Y from Colombo-2 was arrested by the customs staff at the departure lounge this morning.

He had in his possession 1,187 Dirhams, 311 US$ and Rs. 19,60,170.00 which was a combined value of Rs. 20,48,110.00.

The passenger had concealed the money in his baggage and had attempted to smuggle it out to Dubai. (Colombo Gazette)

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