Eight Indian nationals were taken into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning while trying to board a flight to Chennai with gold amounting to over Rs.4.5 million hidden in their possession.

Customs said the men had concealed the gold in a waist band and also in their rectums. The total value of the seized gold is Rs.4.520,000.

The suspects’ ages range from 19 to 58 years.

Customs investigations into the incident are currently ongoing