Two arrested at BIA with substantial sum of USD
Two Sri Lankans have been arrested at the Katunayake International Airport for attempting to illegally smuggle a substantial sum of US Dollars beyond local borders.
Airport Customs stated the suspects aged 31 and 35 were found in possession of over 21,000 USD valued at over 3.6 million rupees.
The duo, residents of Minuwangoda and Pamunugama who had attempted to travel to Singapore, was arrested at the airport with the stock of cash.
The foreign currency has been confiscated while further investigations are underway.