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Rs. 125mn bribe: Customs officers released on bail

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The three Customs officers who were in remand custody over soliciting a bribe of Rs. 125 million, were released by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today.

The three officers were released on Rs. 100,000 bail and two sureties of Rs. 5 million each. They were banned from travelling abroad and were asked to report to the Bribery Commission on the last Sunday of every month.

The three Customs officers including a superintendent were arrested by the Bribery Commission on October 15 for soliciting a bribe of Rs.125 million from a businessman in Panchikawatta. (Shehan Chamika Silva)
 
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  Comments - 6

  • ANTON Tuesday, 01 December 2015 11:28 AM

    LIKE POLITICIANS, THEY WILL ALSO SING THIS OLD ENGLISH SONG " CATCH ME IF YOU CAN........."

    Boonda Tuesday, 01 December 2015 08:30 PM

    I get that and they arrested me..... And I gave it and they released me... (Poem on bribe)

    Senarath Tuesday, 01 December 2015 11:51 AM

    What a joke. The police officer who tried to solicit Rs. 2.5 mn barbie was further remanded and customs officers who obtained 125 mn bible were released on bail.

    Lima Tuesday, 01 December 2015 12:13 PM

    WE ARE FED UP OF THE SRI LANKAN LAW , IT HAS BECOME LAW OF THE JUNGLE , ONE LAW FOR THE HIGHER ROBBERS , ONE LAW FOR THE LOW END ROBBERS , ONE LAW FOR THE NOT GUILTY FORCED TO PLEAD GUILTY , WHERE IS SRI LANKA IS HEADING NOW.

    mohan Tuesday, 01 December 2015 03:31 PM

    they arrest them for taking and release them on bail after giving

    SKS Tuesday, 01 December 2015 05:14 PM

    Did someone get a share of the bribe to release them on bail?


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