Passenger arrested at BIA with gold slabs

goldA passenger who arrived from Chennai was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today with gold slabs in his possession.

The customs department said that the 51 year old man, a Sri Lankan, had hidden the gold in his rectum.

He was arrested at the arrival lounge of the airport with six gold slabs weighing 600 grams and valued at Rs. 3 million.

Further investigations are underway.