Two women gold smugglers arrested

Two local women were arrested by Sri Lanka Customs officers at Bandaranaike International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold jewellery worth Rs. 40 million into the country.

The two women, aged 41 and 49, had arrived at the airport 5 am on flight UL 226. Sri Lanka Customs Narcotics Control Unit discovered 7,700 grams of contraband gold jewellery hidden under their panty girdles. The jewellery were concealed in eight packs.

The women were from Colombo. One of them is a Real Estate Business Consultant, Customs Spokesman Sunil Jayarathna said. The detection was made by officers Nuwan Abeynayaka, Rasika Samanjith and Sri Lal Wijewardena.

The investigations continue under the directions of Customs Director Ruwan Sathkumara and Deputy Director K. H. P. Kumarasiri. 

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