Based on information received by the Navy, a group of naval personnel attached to the Northwestern Naval Command held two suspects while smuggling over 5.7 kilograms of gold in the Uchchamuai sea area off Kimbulbokka in Kalpitiya yesterday (24th July). The dinghy used for the smuggling attempt was also taken into naval custody.
The stock of gold is estimated to be worth over Rs 30 million. Meanwhile, the suspects have been identified as residents of Kalpitiya. The apprehended suspects, gold, dinghy and other items were handed over to the Sinnapadu Customs Office for onward action.