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* Three Indian nationals smuggling gold arrested at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport
Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 11:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested three Indian nationals smuggling over Rs. 5 million worth gold biscuits in their luggage.

The trio had arrived in a SriLankan Airlines flight from Chennai, India on Thursday (22) afternoon.

The Customs officials found the gold biscuits hidden in the handles of their traveling bags when the bags were x-rayed. It is estimated that the gold stock is worth Rs. 5.5 million.

Director of Customs O.S. M. Jamier and Deputy Customs Director Vipula Minuwanpitiya are conducting further investigations.

 

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