Kuwaiti couple attack Sri Lanka customs over pet dog
Sri Lankan police have arrested a Kuwaiti couple arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo today for attacking Sri Lanka Customs officers over a pet dog.
The Kuwaiti couple attack Sri Lanka Customs officers when they tried to stop the couple smuggling a pet dog against Sri Lanka’s strict quarantine rules on pet animals.
Five Customs officers were injured and hospitalized.
A 32-year-old woman and her 29-year-old male partner turned violent when they were told of quarantine requirements and tried to flee Colombo airport with the animal, police and customs agents said.
According to Customs spokesman Vipula Minuvanpitiya , a female Customs guard was badly hurt after she was attacked by the Kuwaiti woman.
“Four other customs officers were also injured when they tried to stop the couple attacking people. All five have been hospitalized,” the official said.
Airport police said they had never recorded such a case over a pet dog.
Police said the Kuwaiti couple were being held at a police station near the airport and would appear before a magistrate on Saturday.