Opposition seeks action against Gold smuggling MP

May 25, 2023 at 4:26 PM

The opposition has called for disciplinary action against Puttalam District MP Ali Sabry Raheem who was recently found to be in possession of undeclared gold and mobile phones.

Approximately 30 members of the Opposition today made a written request from the Speaker of the Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in this regard. 

MP Ali Sabry Raheem was detained by Sri Lanka Customs officials upon his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake from Dubai on Tuesday (May 22). 

He was found to be in possession of undeclared gold weighing over 3 kilograms and valued at Rs. 74 million, and 91 smartphones, which were in his luggage, valued at more than Rs. 4.2 million. 

MP Ali Sabry Raheem was fined Rs. 7.5 million and released on payment of same while the undeclared gold and mobile phones were confiscated. (NewsWire)