Woman arrested for possession of Gold at BIA

Woman arrested for possession of Gold at BIA

Woman arrested for possession of Gold at BIA

Written by Staff Writer

11 Jun, 2018 | 6:09 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka Customs arrested a woman at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport while attempting to smuggle a stock of gold worth over Rs. 8 million.

According to the Deputy Customs Media Spokesperson, Vipula Minuwanpitiya, the suspect is a Sri Lankan who arrived in the island from Dubai on Monday (June 11). The suspect is a 54-year-old resident of Warakapola.

Minuwanpitiya said the stock of gold consisted of jewellery weighing close to 1.243 kilograms and that Sri Lanka Customs is conducting further investigations.

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