Ex­port of soil mixed with gold par­ti­cles

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY SHIRAN RANASINGHE

No in­ves­ti­ga­tions car­ried out against fraud­sters : Cus­toms

Chair­man of the Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey and Mines Bureau, Asela Id­damal­goda said that the bureau had un­cov­ered a cal­en­des­tine ex­port of soil mixed with gold par­ti­cles worth of mil­lions of ru­pees had been de­tected, so far no in­ves­ti­ga­tions have been car­ried out against the fraud­sters.

He ex­pressed his dis­mal sur­prise be­cause no­body had looked into this fraud of send­ing the soil in con­tain­ers de­spite the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the rigid laws for cut­ting down and trans­port of trees. He also said that this fraud was re­vealed in June in the last year by sev­eral ded­i­cated of­fi­cers of the Sri Lanka Cus­toms when they were about to ex­port in four con­tain­ers. He said that two of­fi­cers of the He also said that this fraud was re­vealed in June in the last year by sev­eral ded­i­cated of­fi­cers of the Sri Lanka Cus­toms when they were about to ex­port in four con­tain­ers mines bureau who had al­legedly in­volved in this fraud had been in­ter­dicted and the gold nuggets had been found that were in­side the con­tain­ers af­ter laboratory tests.

Ac­cord­ingly, the cus­toms of­fi­cers were able to im­pose a fine of Rs. 5 mil­lion for four con­tain­ers as per cus­tom laws and reg­u­la­tions.

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