Customs arrest a Chinese national attempting to smuggle gemstones
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 10:55
A 26 year old Chinese woman was arrested at Katunayake airport for attempting to smuggle gems worth 11.6 million rupees to China.
The woman was arrested at around 11 pm last night , as she was scheduled to leave for Beijing.
247 gemstones concealed in the womans luggage were discovered by customs.
The gems have been confiscated and a fine of 300 thousand rupees was imposed on the Chinese national.
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