6 Indians arrested with gold at BIA

6 Indians arrested with gold at BIA

6 Indians arrested with gold at BIA

Written by Staff Writer

03 Aug, 2019 | 2:13 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Six Indian nationals have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport for attempting to smuggle gold out of the country. Police noted that the arrest was made following a tip-off received by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) unit based at the Katunayake airport.

First, four Indian nationals were arrested at the departure terminal with 1.060 kilograms of gold. Later, two other Indians were arrested at the departure terminal with 1.370 grams of gold.

The value of the gold recovered is close to Rs. 17 million. These Indian nationals arrived in Sri Lanka on tourist visas. Customs officials are conducting further investigations into the matter.

 

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