Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 13:14
Over Rs 10 million worth Gold seized from the Airport within 24 hours.
Katunayake airport customs seized a stock of gold worth more than 10 million rupees during the last 24 hours.
The airport customs seized a stock of gold worth 8.95 million rupees which were to be smuggled out of the country by two women who were scheduled to fly to Bangalore last evening.
The two female suspects arrested are aged 26 and 36 and residents of Batticaloa and Trincomalee areas.
Meanwhile, Katunayake airport customs also arrested a woman who was attempting to smuggle a stock of gold worth more than 2.2 million rupees this morning.
The suspect, who is a resident of Battiacaloa area was planning to travel to Chennai, India.
When inquired by our news team regarding the matter, Customs Media Spokesman Leslie Gamini stated that gold is smuggled mostly from countries such as Singapore and Dubai while gold is smuggled out of the country to India.