Four held with gold, foreign currency worth over Rs 5.4m

Four held with gold, foreign currency worth over Rs 5.4m

April 2, 2015   04:21 pm


Four persons including 2 women have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) when they attempted to leave the country with gold and foreign currency estimated to be worth over Rs 5.4 million.

The suspects were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) as they were preparing to board a flight to Bangalore this morning, police said.

The CID officers found 871 grams of gold, worth around Rs 3,974,000, and US$ 18,100 in their possession.

The arrested suspects, who are all residents of Negombo, have been handed over to Sri Lanka Customs for onward action.


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