An airport senior security officer who attempted to smuggle eight gold biscuits weighing one kilogram, worth in the range of Rs. 20 million, was apprehended while leaving the Katunayake airport by a group of officers from the Customs Narcotics Control Division in the afternoon.
The arrested 40-year-old security personnel was from Kelaniya.
The Customs Narcotics Control Division officers suspect that an Indian passenger who came from Dubai this morning might have handed over the gold biscuits to the security officer at the Katunayake Airport immigration passenger terminal.
The security officer, hiding the gold biscuits in his trouser pockets and was walking past the customs premises at the arrival terminal of the airport where he was caught.
The airport customs officers have initiated further investigations into this incident. (T.K.G.Kapila)
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