Sri Lanka Navy foils Kankesanthurai smuggling attempt

Sri Lanka Navy foils Kankesanthurai smuggling attempt

By Keshala Dias

Jan 17, 2018 | 9:50 am

The Sri Lanka Navy has arrested two suspects off the seas of Kankesanthurai, while allegedly attempting to smuggle a stock of gold worth nearly Rs. 50 million.

Navy media spokesperson, Commodore Dinesh Bandara said the arrest was made while the suspects were smuggling seven kilogrammes of gold in a boat.

The suspects are residents of Jaffna and are set to be handed over to the Sri Lanka Customs Department.