A man was arrested with gold biscuits worth over Rs.10 million hidden in his rectum early this morning while arriving from Dubai, by the custom officials. The biscuits said to be 24 Karat gold and made in Switzerland, weighed close to 1800 grammes.
This is reportedly the largest haul that a suspect has tried to smuggle into the country in his rectum.
During questioning, the 48-year-old resident of Trincomalee had said he was paid Rs. 100,000 for smuggling in the gold.
The raid was carried out at the Airport arrival lobby when the suspect had arrived to the country from Dubai in a Sri Lankan Airlines flight at 7.30 am. (Nirmala Ferdinandus)