Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested two Sri Lankan passengers who were attempting to smuggle in gold biscuits worth over Rs 6.5 million.
One of the suspects, arrived on a SriLankan Airlines flight from Singapore was in the possession of five gold biscuits. The other passenger has arrived from Chennai also with five gold biscuits.
The suspects, residents of Ragama and Colombo have carefully concealed the gold biscuits in their belts, Deputy Director of Customs, Vipula Minuwanpitiya said.
The total weight of the 10 gold biscuits is one kilogram, according to the official.
Meanwhile, the Police Narcotic Bureau unit at the airport has arrested a Maldivian national with a stock of fake foreign currency notes worth of Rs. 1.3 million.
Police Narcotic Bureau is conducting further investigations.