Aug 31, 2018

CID nabs Customs evading gold smuggler

The CID successfully nabbed a person who was smuggling in 20 kg of gold from New Delhi to Sri Lanka this morning (31).

This person had sewn the gold meticulously into his clothing and had managed to get through the scanners and customs officers undetected, but had been caught by the CID.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera had received information that certain individuals were smuggling in gold with the help of customs officers. Hence, he held a special meeting with customs officials and the CID officials, recently and sought the assistance of the CID in nabbing these smugglers.

Accordingly, CID officers in plain clothes have already been deployed at the airport and port in order to detect such smuggling operations.