Three Sri Lankans, who tried to smuggle 24.2kgs of gold worth Rs. 170 million to India, had been arrested by the Navy in the seas off Talaimannar yesterday, Navy Spokesman Commander Dinesh Bandara said.
He said that the suspects were arrested while transporting the gold in a boat.
He said 242 gold biscuits, each weighing 100g, were found in the boat.
He said that the suspects and the gold were handed over to the Jaffna Customs Office for further investigations. (Darshana Sanjeewa)