Foreign national taken into custody at BIA

Foreign national taken into custody at BIA

Foreign national taken into custody at BIA

Written by Keshala Dias

21 Oct, 2016 | 8:45 am

A Chinese woman who allegedly attempted to smuggle a stock of gems overseas has been taken into custody by Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Customs said the suspect had attempted to smuggle 247 gems of 14 different types, allegedly concealed in her luggage. They added, the total value of the seizure exceeds Rs.11.6 million.

The arrest was made on Thursday night when the suspect was to smuggle the stock of gems to Shanghai, China.Further investigations are being conducted.

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