Passenger arrested with money concealed in his underwear

BIA KatunayakeA passenger was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport with foreign currency hidden in his underwear.

The 55 year old Sri Lankan, a gem businessman from Galle, was arrested by the customs staff at the departure lounge this morning with Euro 38,530 valued at Rs. 6,121,224.00 concealed in his underwear.

He had attempted to smuggle the currency out to Singapore when he was arrested.

Following inquiries conducted by the Deputy Director of Customs at the Airport, Anura Walawage, the foreign currency was forfeited and a penalty of Rs. 100,000.00 was imposed on the passenger. (Colombo Gazette)