A 55-year-old Gem businessman from Galle has been arrested by Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while trying to smuggle out foreign currency valued at over Rs.6 million.

Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said the suspect was arrested at the Departure Lounge of the airport this morning with Euro 38,530 concealed in his underwear. The total value of the seized Euros amounts to Rs.6,121,224.

The suspect had been trying to board a flight to Singapore when he was arrested.