Lankan arrested with foreign currency at Mattala Airport


A Dubai bound Sri Lankan arrested at the Mattala International Airport while attempting to smuggle our Rs. 66 million worth foreign currencies this morning.

The 35 year old arrested suspect is a resident from Weligama.

The suspect was attempting to smuggle US$ 184,750, Euro 183,400, UK Pound 16,660, Kuwait Dinar 2690, Saudi Riyal 77,500, Qatar Riyal 16,000, UAE Dirham 11,900, Denish Kroner 67,000, Swiss Franc 1,200 and Oman Riyal 1,125 concealed in a false bottom of a baggage. The total value was estimated at Rs. 66,076,213.

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