Undeclared jewelry, gold biscuits & smartphones found in MP’s luggage (Update)



Customs have revealed further details pertaining to the arrest of Puttalam district MP Ali Sabry Raheem.

According to the Customs, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress MP had arrived from Dubai and was checked on suspicion while trying to leave the airport after smuggling in gold and smartphones through the VIP lounge at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Authorities have found 3.397 kg of gold jewellery & gold biscuits valued at Rs. 74 million as well as 91 smartphones worth Rs. 4.2 million.

Further investigations are currently underway.

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(Previous News 23rd May 2023, 05:08pm)

MP arrested at BIA with undeclared gold

Puttalam District MP Ali Sabri Raheem has been taken into custody by the Sri Lanka Customs.

Customs have found the MP to be in possession of 3.5 kilos of undeclared gold, upon his return to the country from overseas.

He has been detained for questioning by Customs officials, reports add.

Meanwhile, speaking in Parliament, MP Harshana Rajakaruna had requested to conduct an investigation into reports over the above mentioned incident.


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