Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan who man was attempting to smuggle in gold worth over Rs 70 million.
Customs spokesman Dharmasena Kahandawa said the 37-year-old suspect, a resident of Grand Pass, Colombo, was arrested on suspciison upon arrival from Dubai on a Fly Dubai flight early this morning.
According to the spokesman, the suspect had a large number of finished 22-karat gold jewelry weighing 10 kilograms concealed in a container of foreign liquor.
The Airport Customs has seized the gold Jewellery. The suspect is being questioned by the Customs officials.