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Customs detect 16 gold gel capsules worth Rs. 110 million

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By T.K.G. Kapila

KATUNAYAKA (Daily Mirror) - A total of 16 gold gel capsules worth Rs. 110 million were seized by the customs officials attached to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning.

The detection was based on information received from the BIA Customs Unit.

The 32-year-old suspect arrived at the airport at 1.40 in the morning from Dubai on a FZ-569 Fly Dubai flight.

He is a resident of the Slave Island area in Colombo 2.

According to the information, the Customs officers had boarded the aircraft and arrested him.

The gold gel capsules were found in a parcel belonging to the suspect in his hand luggage.

The Customs officers found the 16 gold gel capsules weighing 6 kg, 423 grams, and 9 milligrams hidden in 16 pods in this hand luggage.

The gold gel capsules were handed over to the government analyst for a report. The Customs officers have taken steps to conduct a special investigation in connection with his mobile phone.

Until the report is received by the Customs officials, arrangements were made to produce the suspect before the Negombo Magistrate.


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  • Edie Friday, 17 November 2023 09:43 AM

    Good job!! We need more attention and strict inspection on all cabin or hand luggages.


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