Flight attendant fined for gold smuggling | Daily News

Flight attendant fined for gold smuggling

A flight attendant who tried to smuggle 6.5 Kg’s of gold worth Rs.35 million was arrested by Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday.

Customs Deputy Director at the BIA Parakrama Basnayake said that the 27 year old male flight attendant working for a major airline was a Sri Lankan national, a resident of Colombo.

Customs officers who searched the suspect had found 471 gold necklaces and 102 gold bracelets inside the cabin bag of the flight crew member. He had arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Customs imposed a fine of Rs.2 million and the gold jewellery was confiscated.




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