BIA staffer arrested over gold biscuit smuggling attempt

Prasanga Pawuluhewa (RP) | Published: 11:56 AM Oct 20 2021
Local BIA staffer arrested over gold biscuit smuggling attempt

A 25-year-old was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday (19), after attempting to smuggle out 48 gold biscuits.

The suspect, a member of the cleaning staff at BIA, had attempted to smuggle 4,848 grams of gold valued at Rs. 70 million, Sri Lanka Customs Office said.

The arrest had taken place when the suspect had attempted to exit the BIA premises.

The 48 gold biscuits were confiscated, while further investigations into the incident are being conducted by the Customs Narcotics Control Unit.

Prasanga Pawuluhewa (RP) | Published: 11:56 AM Oct 20 2021

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