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Monk carrying goods over Rs. 31 Mn arrested at airport

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Customs officers arrested a monk on Saturday at the arrival terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport while illegally bringing a  stock of goods valued over Rs. 31 million. This 23-year-old monk living in the Tissamaharama area had arrived at the Airport on an Oman Air flight from Muscat in Oman on Saturday evening.

Customs officers found 218 mobile phones worth Rs.900,000,eight gold biscuits worth Rs. 10,095,000, six pieces of gold valued at Rs.680,000, two large necklaces worth Rs. 2.2 million and a laptop worth Rs. 60,000 in his baggage and took the monk into custody.

Deputy Customs Director W.H.G.G. Kosala carried out a formal investigation and confiscated the goods that were illegally brought in and took steps to release the monk after imposing a fine.


Monday, September 26, 2022 – 01:00

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