Kuwaiti couple jailed for 6 month by Sri Lankan court

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Kuwaiti man and his wife have been sentenced to six-month imprisonment by a Sri Lankan court with a five-year suspended sentence for allegedly assaulting customs officers at that country’s main airport. The court also imposed a fine of 138,000 rupees ($860) on the couple on Friday.

The couple were charged for attempting to smuggle a dog without following the established quarantine procedures.

The surveillance cameras captured footage of the woman assaulting customs officials who tried to prevent the couple from proceeding.

Animals are banned from entering the island without being placed in quarantine in Sri Lanka. In the event of contravention of the directives, the animal is confiscated, and the owner could be imposed with payment of fines of up to 1,000 rupees ($ 625).

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Manoj Jacob
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The power of Srilankan over kuwaiti. Hats off the Court order for such a wonderful case and the decision its straight and valued. Time to show back

Shumaila Khan
Monday, September 17, 2018
All fools are stuck in currency conversion here.

Ismail
Monday, September 17, 2018
its comes 10 lakhs Sri Lankan rupees for $625. it might be a typing mistake

Raj
Monday, September 17, 2018
Dear all, please use your common sense. The news is about Sri Lanka and Srilankan Court. So obviously they are talking about SRi Lankan Rupee. Not Indian Rupee

David
Monday, September 17, 2018
She is srilankan lady so how come its rupees ? the fine amount should be of her country not the indian currency,

Jaideep
Monday, September 17, 2018
There is something wrong in rupee dollars conversion.

Suresh
Monday, September 17, 2018
Good decision and happy to know that Law is followed promptly.. but Wondering how come $625 became 1,000 rupees..

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