Norwegian national arrested for smuggling jewellery

Norwegian national arrested for smuggling jewellery

Norwegian national arrested for smuggling jewellery

Written by Staff Writer

15 May, 2019 | 6:35 pm

Colombo (News 1st): A Norwegian father (55) and son (18) were arrested by Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport while attempting to smuggle jewelry into the country.

Customs spokesperson Sunil Jayaratne said the value of the seized jewelry is over Rs. 11 million and weighs 1.825 kilograms.

The 55-year-old Norwegian is an owner of a leading jewelry business in Norway and had arrived in the country from Singapore. The jewelry was confiscated by the state and the suspects were fined Rs. 600,000.

 

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