Strict inspection at Freight Container yard causes delays; Cargo Truck Drivers

Strict inspection at Freight Container yard causes delays; Cargo Truck Drivers

Strict inspection at Freight Container yard causes delays; Cargo Truck Drivers

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Sep, 2020 | 11:04 am

Colombo (News 1st); Heavy congestion is reported around the Orugodawatta customs yard these days, Freight Cargo Container Drivers and Owners alleged on Thursday (24).

The congestion is being created because customs inspections taking place at a very slow pace, they further added.

When inquired of the matter, Customs Media Spokesman Sunil Jayaratne said, there is a tendency to import goods including turmeric which are restricted to Sri Lanka these days, and because of this, containers are being extensively inspected and there could be a delay.

Recently, two customs officers were arrested for illegally releasing Turmeric from Customs.

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