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* SLAF airman at BIA arrested for smuggling gold
Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 02:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International (BIA) Airport this morning arrested a Sri Lanka Air force (SLAF) Airman attached to the security services at the airport for atempting to smuggle more than 2kg of gold worth of Rs.10 million.

The 32-year-old suspect, a resident of Dehiattakandiya, was found with 2.65 kilograms of gold jewelry strapped to his legs, Customs spokesman, Additional Director General of Customs Dharmasena Kahandava said.

Local media reported that the airman has smuggled gold in this manner on previous occasions as well.


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