Person arrested while transporting 10kg of gold
September 8, 2020 09:04 am
An individual has been placed under arrest while transporting 10kg of gold in a car at around 3am today (08).
A group of officers from the Police Special Task Force (STF) had taken him into custody near the Palakudawa Junction on the Palavi-Kalpitiya road.
According to the STF, the suspect had intended to smuggle out the haul of gold to a foreign country.
The STF officers had recovered the gold while hidden under a seat of the car.
The arrestee was identified as a 34-year-old residing in Kandakuliya area.