Navy apprehends 3 smugglers with 2.6kg of gold

Based on information received by the Navy, a troop of Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command nabbed three persons with 2.6 kg of gold made ready for illegal transfer to India via sea lines, on last 8th April.

The hoard of this gold which consists of 26 biscuits was concealed inside a dinghy. The suspects were apprehended in the general area of Pesalai. The hoard of gold is expected to be approximately RS.20 million expensive and the suspects, gold and the dinghy were handed over to Sri Lanka Customs for legal proceedings.