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Tuesday, 01 December 2015 - 10:59
Rs. 125 Million, Largest Scandal in Lankan History: Customs officers Bailed Out
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The Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya approved the three Customs Officers be released on bail. The 3 officers were in remand for accepting a 12.5 million rupees bribe.

The suspects were released on a one hundred thousand rupee cash bail and 5 million rupees personal bail each.

In addition the suspects are banned from travelling overseas and ordered to report to the Bribery Commission once a month.

The three suspects were arrested in Panchikawatta on the 15th of October.

The arrest was made, following a 150 million rupee bribe which was taken in order to release a stock of motor spare parts without paying import duty.

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