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.