Man held with Rs 7.8m in gold strapped to legs
June 5, 2015 02:11 pm
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.