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Man arrested for re-exporting areca nuts worth Rs.300 mn illegally

10 February 2021 08:59 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested a 39-year- old suspect in connection with re-exporting 23 container loads of areca nuts worth Rs. 300 million illegally.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the consignment of areca nuts was imported from Indonesia.

It has been revealed that the suspect and his accomplices have submitted sets of forged documents to government authorities and have re-exported 23 container loads without paying  statutory taxes and custom duties.

DIG Rohana said the suspect would be produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate today.

Further investigations are being conducted by CID.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 8

  • Milinda Wednesday, 10 February 2021 09:24 AM

    Set up a thief to catch a thief. Punish these guys and confiscate their assets

    Jehan Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:06 AM

    He is clever, need more people like this, than people stealing from government.

    Sambo Wednesday, 10 February 2021 01:11 PM

    We have set thieves to catch thieves but they do not eat the bait.

    AB Wednesday, 10 February 2021 03:01 PM

    He won't be able to do this without help from the custom

    NIHAL B Wednesday, 10 February 2021 03:27 PM

    What a stupid nut......

    Makanal Wednesday, 10 February 2021 04:31 PM

    This might be a tip of an iceberg. A sample in the ocean.How pathetic and corrupted is Sri Lankan businesses. Please, Mr. President, sit in your office, monitor the prevalence of corruption entrenched in every sector, and take drastic action ! ( rather than visiting remote villages and giving spot solutions which can easily and most appropriately performed by MPs.

    MUNAS Wednesday, 10 February 2021 05:42 PM


    Lokka Thursday, 11 February 2021 06:56 AM

    Please give the name of the culprit. Why hiding from the public.

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