Police in Sri Lanka said that six Indian nationals were arrested while attempting to smuggle gold biscuits to Chennai from the airport here, the media reported on Sunday.

Customs Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said the suspects, aged between 36 and 53 had concealed the gold biscuits in their luggage, pockets of the trousers they were wearing and their rectum, reports the Daily Mirror newspaper.

The arrests were made on Saturday at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

Further investigations are being conducted by the BIA customs officials.