Home / Front Page/ CID, Customs deploy officials in civvies to detect contraband

CID, Customs deploy officials in civvies to detect contraband


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

Facebook

 

  • Arrests passenger smuggling gold at BIA 

 The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday arrested an inbound Sri Lankan passenger from New Delhi for allegedly smuggling 20kg of gold worth Rs.130 million.

The passenger had exited from Customs clearance at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with 20kg of gold stitched to his clothing.

The arrest follows the discussion held by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera with top CID and Customs officials to map out ways and means to detect contraband being brought to the country resulting in loss of revenue to the State.

As a result of this discussion, from last week, CID and Customs officials have been deployed wearing civilian clothes at all entry ports to detect contraband goods. This detection of gold after the particular passenger came out of the BIA Customs clearance is the result of making such arrangements.

 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Whither Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

On Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, suicide bombers from an extremist group caused carnage in six separate locations in Sri Lanka. Over 250 lives were lost and as many injured. The magnitude and co-ordination of their operation indicate several months o


Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lift their game for the progress of our glorious game.” Question for Sri Lanka Cricket (board) Sri La


Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years


Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


Columnists More