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Navy apprehends 2 smugglers with 3.7 kilograms of gold in northern seas.

A Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command apprehended 2 smugglers with 3.7 kilograms of gold in the sea area northwest of Kankesanthurai Lighthouse yesterday. The suspects who are residents of Madagal had concealed 37 biscuits of gold, each weighing 100 gram, in the dinghy used for this illegal act. The value of the seized consignment of gold is believed to be over 20 million rupees. The apprehended suspects, gold biscuits and dinghy were handed over to the Sri Lanka Customs for onward action.