CID nabs Customs officer
An Assistant Superintendent of Sri Lanka Customs was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) earlier today (13) over his alleged involvement in the falsification of documents to re-export 23 containers of dried Indonesian areca nuts to India as Sri Lankan areca nuts.
The 29-year-old resident of Wadduwa has been suspended and probes against him are to be carried out under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana explained that the financial crimes investigation unit of the CID had launched a probe into the incident several months ago, leading to the arrest of three suspects.
The consignment of areca nuts has been valued at Rs. 300 million, he added.