Nine arrested with 2.9kgs of gold at the BIA
Nine Sri Lankan passengers who arrived from Singapore and Dubai, have been arrested by Customs Officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport, while attempting to smuggle in Semi Finished Gold Jewellery Items and Gold Biscuits weighing over 2.9kgs, valued at over Rs. 16,300,000.
The suspects have been identified as residents of Maradana, Negombo, Seeduwa, Chilaw and Kandy.
Customs are conducting further investigations into the smuggling attempt.