Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan man who was attempting to smuggle in gold biscuits worth over Rs 1.7 million.
The suspect who arrived from Qatar early this morning has been identified as a resident of the Kalmunai area.
When he was examined on suspicion, Customs officials found five gold biscuits weighing 219 grams carefully concealed in his luggage.
Acting Customs Media Spokesman Vipula Minuwangoda said that the seized gold biscuits are worth Rs. 1,749,300.