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A 51 year-old Sri Lankan has been arrested by the Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday with six gold biscuits weighing 600g and valued at Rs. 3 million concealed in his rectum.

Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said the suspect, a resident of Mattakkuliya, was arrested at the arrival lounge, when he tried to smuggle in the gold to the country from Chennai

He said after the Customs inquiry by Deputy Director of Customs J.V.U. Dharshana Silva, forfeited the gold and imposed a penalty of Rs. 200,000 on the suspect.

Investigations are carried out by Deputy Director of Customs Anura Walawage, Deputy Superintendent of Customs Lal Weerakoon and Asst. Superintendent of Customs Aruna Hewawitharana.(DS)

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