Sri Lanka Customs nab Norwegian national smuggling gold jewellery worth NOK. 0.6 million

Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on Tuesday have arrested a Norwegian national who was attempting to smuggle in gold jewellery worth over NOK 0.6 million.

The Norwegian national, who had arrived from Norway through Singapore, has smuggled the gold jewellery weighing 400 grams concealed in a box of foreign liquor bottles and in his clothes.

The Customs say the gold stock was hidden in the box of liquor bottles to mislead the authorities.

The jewellery consignment was confiscated and further inquiries are being carried out.