Six Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for smuggling gold

first_imgSix Indians have been arrested by the Sri Lankan authorities for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold worth ₹30 lakh to India, a media report said on June 23. The accused were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and had concealed the gold biscuits in their luggages, pockets of the trousers they were wearing and also their rectum, the Daily Mirror reported. “All the accused are aged between 36 and 53. They were trying to smuggle the gold to Chennai and now have been arrested,” Customs spokesman Sunil Jayaratne was quoted as saying in the report. Officials said further investigations are being conducted by the airport customs.last_img