Custom officials arrested over bribery charges

Custom officials arrested over bribery charges

Custom officials arrested over bribery charges

Written by Tharushan Fernando

15 Oct, 2015 | 9:44 pm

Three Customs officials were arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs.125 million.

Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, Dilrukshi Dias said the officials had allegedly demanded a bribe
to release a consignment of goods worth Rs.1500 million, by evading duty.

The suspects are a Customs Superintendent, a Deputy Customs Superintendent and an Assistant Superintendent. The Commission said this was the largest bribe in its history

 


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