Customs nab currency smuggler accompanied by minister’s co-secy

 Customs recently thwarted an attempt by a businessman to smuggle out foreign currency worth SLR 4.5 mn. The businessman was accompanied by two others including a senior minister’s coordinating secretary.

Sources said the foreign currency had been confiscated and the businessman fined Rs.100,000.

 The detection was made several days ago when the trio were on their way to Singapore. The incident had been brought to the notice of the minister concerned, they said.

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