Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake in two separate incidents have arrested three Sri Lankan passengers who were attempting to smuggle in gold worth Rs 16 million.
Two of the suspects, arrived on a flight from Singapore last night was in the possession of 10 gold biscuits and two gold pieces. One of the suspects is a woman.
The third passenger, also arrived from Singapore this morning was carrying 14 gold biscuits, the Customs said.
The suspects are residents of Wattala, Kandy and Kotte and the total weight of the gold stock is two and a half kilograms, according to the official.