The Sri Lanka Customs has confiscated 02 containers yesterday which carried a stock of imported goods that exceeded a value of Rs. 30,000,000 by committing a large scale tariff fraud.
These 02 containers comprised of imported goods including garments and expensive footwear rather than the plastic doors and windows which were specified on the forged documents as being imported from China.
Speaking to our News Team, the Deputy Customs Director of the Customs Prevention Unit Dharmasena Kahadawa stated that a tariff which exceeds Rs. 15,000,000 has been forged.
These goods were imported to the island by a businessman in Fort, Colombo.
The relevant businessman had paid a sum of nearly Rs. 500,000 to the harbour in relation to the documents which were presented on importing plastic doors and windows.
Currently, 02 individuals have been arrested in relation to this incident while the Sri Lanka Customs is conducting investigations with regard to several containers which were released from the harbour at previous instances.
Further investigations into the incident are being carried out.