Gold worth Rs 40m seized at BIA...

Gold worth Rs 40m seized at BIA...

September 13, 2017  

Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake arrested 2 Sri Lankan women while attempting to smuggle gold jewellery worth around Rs 40 million into the country. 

They discovered gold jewellery weighing 7.7 kilograms and worth around Rs 40 million concealed in a girdle having packed in 8 packets and worn under their pants.   

The suspects, aged 41 and 49, had arrived from Dubai by UL 226 on at 5.00am today arrested by officers of Customs Narcotic unit of the Customs. They are residents of Colombo while one of them is a Real Estate Business Consultant.

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