Customs seizes undeclared container

24 July 2013 12:59 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) opened an unclaimed 40 foot container suspected to have been imported by businessman Shyam who was abducted and killed in May, the Customs said.

According to the RTF the container had been at the Colombo Port for nearly two months and immediate steps were taken to open the container.

The container had arrived at the Colombo Port from India on May 29 and the Customs said that there were discrepancies between the details stated by the agent and the goods found in the container.

One person take into custody by the Customs giving a statement had said that the container was imported from India from money invested by Shyam.

However it was also found out that instead of importing the straps used for slippers, they had imported uppers for shoes.

According to the RTF the tax loss is yet to be established as well as the value of the seized items.

The container was sent to a scan to see whether the details given by the ship agent matches the details given to the Customs by the importers. (Supun Dias)






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  • Maha Rajaneni Thursday, 25 July 2013 07:13 AM

    Now we know how he made all his money.

    fazel Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:58 AM

    Really a great achievement. You know how many containers with luxury vehicles declared as parts passing through customs gates. It is in open market for sale. Every body knows it.

    malcolm x Wednesday, 24 July 2013 04:05 PM

    A great discovery...typical SL Customs style.

    LM Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:17 AM

    Do they have size 44 also ?

    Ramanan Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:30 PM

    Dead man can never turn back and say "wasn't me?"

    Kodituwakkauarachchi Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:38 AM

    Looks like a Gangnum Style shoe.

    lokka Wednesday, 24 July 2013 04:50 PM

    Rackets,Rackets, Rackets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:46 PM

    May be someone who know the business man will be no more in the future, may had brought the stuff under his name.

    wafiq Friday, 26 July 2013 08:50 AM

    hope they have size 45 ,very difficult to find that size in srilanka

    Citizen Ranaviru Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:23 AM

    Will this help Vaas malli?


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