A man has been taken into custody with gold weighing more than six kg from a bus on its way to Jaffna from Colombo, police said.
The seized gold is said to be worth around Rs. 120 million.
The 38-year-old was nabbed following tip off to the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID).
A resident of Wellampitiya, the suspect has told police that the gold was brought from Dubai to be smuggled to India by sea.