COLOMBO (NewsRadio); A French national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International, while attempting to smuggle a stock of gold worth over Rs. 80 million into the country.
Sri Lanka Customs officials seized 4.611kg of gold from the suspect’s possession. Customs said the luggage of the French national was inspected since he is only visiting Sri Lanka for a day.
Subsequently, they have found the stock of gold. He has visited Sri Lanka on multiple occasions previously.
Customs said upon the discovery, the 35-year was imposed a fine of Rs. 70 million.
However, the officers attached to Sri Lanka Customs had produced the French national before the Negombo Acting Magistrate after he had failed to pay the fine.
Accordingly, he has been remanded until the 8th of June.