Friday, November 01, 2019

14 Sri Lankan passengers nabbed at airport smuggling gold jewelry worth nearly Rs. 32 million

Colombo:  Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested 14 Sri Lankan passengers who were attempting to smuggle in gold jewellery worth nearly Rs 32 million.

Customs media spokesman and Additional Customs Director General Sunil Jayaratne said the male passengers were arrested at the arrival terminal on suspicion upon arrival on a flight from Chennai, India this morning.

They are between the ages of 30-50 years and are residents of Colombo and the suburbs.

The Customs spokesman said the jewelry weighing 4.7 kilograms were hidden in the clothes on them and in the luggage. The jewelry was valued at Rs. 31.97 million.
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