Sri Lanka Customs Seize Gold Worth 2.5M At BIA

Sri Lanka Customs Seize Gold Worth 2.5M At BIA
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A suspect was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for attempting to smuggle two gold strips sheets worth  Rs.2.5 million out of the country.

The Customs officials stationed at the BIA Departure Terminal, on suspicion, searched a man who was to board the UL 131 flight to Thiruchirappalli at 2.00 am yesterday and recovered the gold sheets carefully concealed in his baggage, Customs spokesman said. The estimated value of the seized gold is over Rs.2.5 million.

Upon inquiry, the man, a resident of Colombo, had told the Customs officials that the gold sheets were given to him by another person to be taken to India on his behalf. He had said that he was an assistant at a gold jewellery shop in Sea Street, Pettah

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