A 35-year-old Sri Lankan man was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last night while he was attempting to smuggle more than two kilograms of gold jewelry into the country, BIA Deputy Customs Director Parakrama Basnayake.
He said the suspect was arrested around 11.35p.m at the Green after he arrived at BIA from Bangkok Channel. The gold jewelry was found hidden inside his luggage.
“The gold jewelry was found with Pearls and diamonds embedded in them. He was a businessman from Bandaragama area,” he said.
Mr. Basnayake said this suspect was previously arrested for similar offence. (Chaturanga Pradeep)