Six Indian nationals have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle a stock of gold worth Rs.3 million to Chennai.
The arrested suspects who are aged 42, 36, 47, 45, 53, and 36 had concealed the gold biscuits in their luggage, the pockets of the trousers they were wearing and some even in their rectal cavities.
Sri Lankan Customs officers at the BIA arrested the suspects and seized 13 pieces of gold biscuits as well as gold mixed with other metals, weighing 557 grams.
They had arrived at the airport last night to board a flight bound for Chennai at 9.00 p.m.
Further investigations are being conducted by the Airport Customs.