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2 Sri Lankans Held With Gold at Nedumbassery Airport

The Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs Department arrested two Sri Lankan nationals at the Nedumbassery Airport.

Published: 12th August 2015 05:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2015 05:29 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs Department on Tuesday arrested two Sri Lankan nationals at the Nedumbassery  Airport while attempting to smuggle gold.

  According to Customs officials, Ravichandran Kannaswami and Balayya Nirshad, were arrested when they arrived at the airport from Colombo, following a tip-off. On inspection, the officials found that the duo were carrying four gold bars, each weighing 200 gm, by concealing them inside false bandages wrapped around their legs.  On interrogation, they said they were planning to take the gold to Chennai for sale. 



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