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15 May 2013 10:26 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Four vehicles worth Rs. 15 million imported from Japan having declared them to be machinery and bicycles were seized by the Customs Revenue Monitoring Unit today. The vehicles were concealed in a container that had arrived from Japan. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja


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  • freedy martin Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:45 AM

    They dont looks like public servents they look like blue chip company bosses.

    indira Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:49 AM

    Srilanka needs Sharia law.

    kondebendapucheena Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:52 AM

    This is tip of the iceburg

    nimali Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:54 AM

    anduwe lokekge wenna athi

    hb Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:56 AM

    Ignorant racketeers! Had they bribed the customs, they could have got it out easily!!

    MirakRajBanda Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:06 AM

    No idiot will dare to import vehicle under disguise of machinery unless he has adequate support from politicians.

    I know what will happen next. The politician behind this racket will use his influence and if necessary, threaten the officers who involved or coming with to the terms with them and release all the so called machinery and bicycles. A mammoth share of profit will go the politician who renders his service.
    These entire vehicles will soon join the derby chaos of the Sri Lankan road very soon.

    Seriously Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:30 AM

    Actually, Guess there was no politician behind the racket. If not, this would have never been an issue for customs

    Suwantha Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:54 AM

    Hahaha! Very funny! probably custom didn't got enough 'cut' from them!

    true citizen Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:59 AM

    this 100 out of one! 99 passed without any issue... customs also need some publicity ne...

    ahamed Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:48 PM

    anybody never a single cusoms doing ethical duty to the country

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