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Sugar container with undetected cocaine: Three Customs officers transferred

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Three Customs officers, said to have been in charge of examining the controversial sugar container with 219 kilos of cocaine worth more than Rs.3.2 billion were transferred from their posts with immediate effect.

Customs Director General Chulananda Perera had ordered the transfer of the three officers including a senior officer attached to the Central Cargo Examination Directorate of the Administration Division at the Customs Headquarters.

Customs Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne told Daily Mirror these officers, who were based at the Rank Container Terminal (RCT yard) at Orugodawatte were reported to be in charge of examining the controversial container which was found with narcotics on Wednesday. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana and Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • chandra Friday, 21 July 2017 07:35 PM

    Who import these containers They should be held responsible. via DM Android App

    ralahamy Saturday, 22 July 2017 07:40 AM

    Can it be an oversight? Possibly yes.

    Yahiya Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:39 AM

    Sometime importer

    Bala Friday, 21 July 2017 08:43 PM

    Not transferred but it should have been interdiction. So everyone will soft pedal this matter until we forget it. Money talks all the way to the top.

    Gayan Saturday, 22 July 2017 01:15 AM

    Minister for Sathosa Rishard Badarudin should be questioned as well.

    anil Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:15 AM

    In Sri Lanka customs officers and inland revenue officers may be the richest people in the Island, if gov. check the assets and liabilities of them and their relatives.


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