Man held with Rs 7.8m in gold strapped to legs

Man held with Rs 7.8m in gold strapped to legs

June 5, 2015   02:11 pm

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A Sri Lankan national who attempted to smuggle gold worth over Rs 7.8 million into the country was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake this morning.

The suspect, a 49-year-old man from Dehiwala, had arrived in a flight from Sharjah while customs officers confiscated 1 kg and 562g of gold from his possession.

The gold had been concealed within the man’s trousers and strapped to his legs, Sri Lanka Customs said.  

 

TAGS :  BIA ,  smuggle ,  gold ,  arrested ,
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