May 16, 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 over Rs 2 million.
According to the Customs officials, the suspect was arrested on suspicion upon arrival from Singapore on a SriLankan flight UL 122 on Tuesday around at 10.30 am.
According to Customs officials, the suspect had a large number of finished gold jewelry weighing 339g and valued at Rs 2,034,000 concealed in his underwear.
He was arrested at the departure lounge when he attempted to leave through the Green Channel.
The suspect is said to be a textile trader from Hambanthota.