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Smuggling ring nabbed

23 November 2010 08:47 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Twenty one suspects were taken into police custody for illegally removing goods from lorries that were transporting goods from the Colombo Port to outstations.The suspects were arrested after a raid last night, police media spokesman Prishantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online

According to the police when the warehouse was raided, several essential items were being removed from the lorries. This illegal operations is believed to have been conducted for a considerable period of time.

The suspects are being questioned and further investigations are being carried out by the police. (GS & SD)

  Comments - 11

  • Saman Tuesday, 23 November 2010 09:05 AM

    This is not the first time and want be the last also, people are doing this as an industry involving Port Officials. This is a side business for corrupted officials and main income for people steel to feed families.

    the under taker Tuesday, 23 November 2010 10:28 AM


    Chands Tuesday, 23 November 2010 10:35 AM

    Good work! Whos says govt is not doing anything and not effective!!

    mohammed Tuesday, 23 November 2010 10:49 AM

    When police going to raid ministers houses?

    Ram Tuesday, 23 November 2010 10:56 AM

    When port authorities will stop pilferage done by port workers at port ware houses.

    Lalindra Tuesday, 23 November 2010 10:58 AM

    will not happen again as all the gove officers are very happy with the new salary increment!

    willows Tuesday, 23 November 2010 11:19 AM

    but very soon these culprits will be released without any purnishment - suba anagathayak at work

    Ishaq Tuesday, 23 November 2010 12:07 PM

    Indeed its a pleasure to see these new discoveries of the government. They should do the same with the ministers of the present and the past BUT not the houses their banking transactions and illicit money laundering. Furthermore, the custom officers of different ranks who have built enormous wealth either under their names or their loved ones being family and extended.

    ampare son Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:04 PM

    thank you police. keep up good work.

    Joe Tuesday, 23 November 2010 05:38 PM

    Port Authortiy drivers are the biggest thievs !!!!

    Andare Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:34 AM

    is it? what about ministers?

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