Published On: Thu, Jul 14th, 2016

Man arrested with gold in shoes at BIA

1537511654Katunayake5A suspect has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to illegally smuggle gold out of the country. The 48-year-old, from Katugastota, was arrested by customs officers when he was preparing to board a flight to Mumbai, India. Almost 600 grams of gold worth around Rs 3 million was found cleverly concealed in the suspect’s shoes, according to airport customs.

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