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Gold jewellery worth over Rs 2 million seized at BIA

A 29-year-old Sri Lankan has been arrested by customs staff at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle gold jewellery worth over Rs 2 million into the country by concealing in his underwear.

The passenger, said to be a textile trader from Hambanthota, had arrived by flight UL 122 at 10.30am yesterday (15).

Gold jewellery weighing 339g and valued at Rs 2,034,000 was found concealed in his underwear.

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