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* Sri Lankan nabbed attempting to smuggle in gold worth Rs. 13 million
Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 10:37 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan man who was attempting to smuggle in gold worth around Rs 13 million.

According to the Customs officials, the suspect, a resident of Batticaloa, was arrested on suspicion upon arrival from Malaysia via Singapore on an Emirates flight EK 349 early this morning around 3 am.

According to the spokesman, the suspect had a large number of finished 22-karat gold jewelry weighing 2.36 kilograms concealed in his luggage. He was arrested at the departure lounge when he attempted to leave through the Green Channel.

The suspect is identified as an engineer in his passport but upon questioning it was learned that he was a jewellery businessman.

The Airport Customs has seized the gold Jewellery. The suspect is being questioned by the Customs officials.

 

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