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Arrested for defrauding Rs.50 million

28 December 2010 06:45 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two suspects were arrested by the Customs for defrauding customs declarations and bringing in a loss of Rs.50 million to government coffers after evading tax laws to import tyres.

Deputy Director of Customs Athula Lankadeva said that one suspect was arrested last week by the customs officers after detecting a breach in VAT figures of the company.

“We raided the building of the company which adjoins the Customs head office. The suspect has being doing this for the last two to three years with his associate who was arrested later”, he said.

The Customs officers are currently investigating into the incident to arrest more associates and hinted that the figure of the amount that has been defrauded will rise. (SD)

  Comments - 7

  • Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 28 December 2010 07:01 AM

    50 millions is too much,must give them maximum punishment

    nissanka Tuesday, 28 December 2010 07:25 AM

    Is anyone in the Customs involved in this scam ?.
    If so, I am not surprised.

    adahan Tuesday, 28 December 2010 08:57 AM

    Customs Dept, once known for its notoriety for corruption, now seems to be a highly reformed and patriotic government institution.

    Mahinda Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:18 AM

    One of the Most corrupt Institution's in Sri Lanka. The Auditor General should check in to the wealth of the Custom Officers and seize their excess wealth back to the State

    Mohamed Zahran Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:43 AM

    How many must be defrauding millions and billions and not getting caught, god only knows!

    YURI Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:26 AM

    What i the Point one hand to the other hand.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:47 AM

    Without any involvement of custom personnel, this is not possible!

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