A Sri Lankan who is alleged to have smuggled three gold bars worth more than Rs. 7.8 million into the country from Sharjah was arrested by Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.
Customs said the gold bars were tied to his leg and was caught when attempting to leave the airport through the ‘nothing to declare exit’.
The suspect is a 49-year-old gem businessman from Dehiwala, who is said to be a frequent traveller to and from Dubai.(Deepa Adikari)