Aug 18, 2017

SIS officer nabbed with gold

An officer attached to the State Intelligence Services has been arrested at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport last night (17) with 2kg of gold concealed in his knee guard.

The Customs Media Unit said the estimated value of the detected gold was Rs. 9.1mn. 

The arrest was made at the arrival area.

During investigations, the SIS officer has said that the gold was given to him by a passenger travelling from Singapore on the Sri Lankan Airways flight - UL309.