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Customs foil attempt to smuggle gold bars

The Customs at the Bandaranike International Airport arrested two Indian nationals who tried to smuggle gold bars worth Rs.2 million out of the country in their trouser pockets last morning.

Sri Lanka Customs Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratna said the two were taken into custody at the departure site. “They were bound for Chennai,” he said, “The suspects were 32 and 35 years old respectively,”Jayaratna said. “Steps were taken to confiscate the gold bars. The suspects were arrested at around 8.30 am,” he said.