According to the reports gathered, officials got the ‘red sign’ when the 45-year-old Sri Lankan “suspiciously” gave a clue at the departure lounge of Colombo airport on Sunday, Spokesman Sunil Jayaratne revealed.
According to AFP report, “He was called for a thorough screening after customs officers noticed him walking with difficulty and appearing to be in pain,”.
The man who has been described as a courier for a smuggling ring was said to have been fined of 100,000 rupees
It was gathered that the gold was wrapped in black plastic sheets.
The customs have hence dispossessed the Sri Lankan of 904 grams of gold, seven yellow “biscuits” and six chains. In total, the hauls recovered from him were valued at 4.5 million rupees (equivalent of $30,000)
In Sri Lanka’s travel law, passengers are only allowed to leave the country with a reasonable amount of personal jewellery while little tax rate applies for precious metals.