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Customs seize foreign currency worth 11 million rupees at Airport

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 9, 2018 18:58

Customs seize foreign currency worth 11 million rupees at Airport

The Katunayake Airport Customs has foiled at attempt to smuggle out foreign currency worth more than 10 million rupees.
Customs Media Spokesman Sunil Jayaratne said that a 58-year-old person from Negombo was preparing to board a flight to Singapore in the wee hours of today when he was apprehended by the officers of Central Intelligence Directorate of Sri Lanka Customs at the airport’s departure lounge.
He was reportedly attempting to smuggle out foreign currency notes including 50,000 Euros, 5,000 US Dollars and 149 Singapore Dollars. The currency was valued at more than 10 million rupees.
The Customs Spokesman said the currency notes were wrapped in newspapers and concealed inside his luggage. The stock of foreign currency was declared forfeit and a penalty of one hundred thousand rupees was imposed on the suspect after a formal customs inquiry.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 9, 2018 18:58