Customs seize illegally imported clothing
Customs officers including Director of Customs K Ranjan
inspecting the imported clothes. Picture by Lalith C. Gamage
The Customs seized two containers full of clothing imported illegally
on Thursday. The importer had attempted to avoid paying a tax of Rs 10
million to the government by importing the clothing illegally.
A trader from Wellampitiya had obtained permission to only import
plastic doors. The value of the clothes had been estimated at Rs 30
million. The two containers had been imported by a resident of Colombo
The 20 foot long containers had contained trousers, T-shirts, shoes,
tiles and many other goods.
They had been packed carefully. The two containers had been imported