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A Maldivian businessman nabbed for smuggling foreign currency

Sep 3, 2010 4:36:27 AM - itnnews.lk

Two persons including a Maldivian businessman attempting to smuggle foreign currency worth over 7 million rupees were arrested by Custom officials at the Katunayake airport.

Foreign currency worth over 3 million rupees was found in the possession of the businessman. The suspects were released after the currency they were carrying was confiscated. The businessman who had attempted to fly to Singapore had Euros, Swiss Francs, Singapore Dollars and about 20,000 rupees in Sri Lanka currency. The Customs Department said further investigations are being conducted.