BIA security officer arrested for theft
A security officer working at the Bandaranaike International Airport was arrested by the Katunayake Airport Police in connection with the theft of gold items from a passenger’s luggage and was remanded until today (2) after being produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court.
A 29-year-old airport security officer from Minuwangoda Heenatiyana, has been remanded.
Police say that the bag of a woman resident of Wattala, who came to take a flight to Bangalore, India, was checked near the baggage scanning machine and the security officer stole the gold items worth nearly Rs.500,000 from the bag.
The concerned woman has complained to Police through an e-mail from India. After investigating the complaint, this security officer was arrested by the Katunayake Airport Police on September 29 along with the stolen gold items.