Customs officials seize monk with Rs. 3.4Mn worth goods

Customs officials seize monk with Rs. 3.4Mn worth goods

Customs officials seize monk with Rs. 3.4Mn worth goods

Written by Amani Nilar

25 Sep, 2022 | 5:28 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – A monk who illegally brought goods worth Rs. 31,440,000 via cargo services to the island has been apprehended at the Katunayake International Airport by Customs authorities.

Accordingly, Customs Authorities have seized 218 mobile phones worth Rs. 9,000,000, eight gold biscuits worth Rs. 1.95 Million six gold pieces worth Rs. 680,000  and two gold necklaces worth Rs. 2,200,000 were found in the luggage brought by the arrested monk.

The 23-year-old monk arrived to the island from Oman.

The illegally imported goods were confiscated, and subsequently, the monk was released without being fined.

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