July 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested two Sri Lankan nationals yesterday at the Colombo International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth over Rs 6.4 million.
According to a Customs Spokesman the two suspects, who arrived at the airport to board a flight to Singapore. The suspects, aged 61 and 33, are residents of Gampaha.
He said the two men had foreign currency worth Rs. 6.4 million in Sterling pounds, euros and Saudi Riyals concealed in their clothes and luggage.
The Customs said that the money was confiscated.
The Customs officials also seized a stock of gold biscuits worth Rs. 3.4 million form a passenger arrived from Singapore yesterday.
The suspect, a resident of Matara was arrested by the Customs. He had the gold stock hidden inside his body.