02 suspects apprehended with over 14kg of gold

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 02 persons with a stock of gold being smuggled in the sea area of Madagal on 14th February 2020.

A naval craft patrolling in the sea area of Madagal had pursued and intercepted a suspicious dinghy, as the suspicious dinghy escape the scene when the Navy was about to search it on suspicion. Upon interception the Navy apprehended 02 suspects aboard. During further search the Navy managed to find this consignment of gold.

The parcel contained 14kg and 35g of gold which has been estimated to be valued at Rs. 100 million. The apprehended suspects have been identified as residents of the same area, aged 27. The accused along with the stock of gold and the dinghy were handed over to the Customs of Kankesanthurai for further investigation.