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* Sri Lanka Bribery Commission arrests top ranking Customs official
Thu, Jan 3, 2013, 08:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 03, Colombo: The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka has arrested a top ranking Customs official for allegedly accepting a Rs. 1 million bribe.

The Bribery Commission has arrested the Director and Head of the Customs Preventive Division while he was accepting the bribe at his office, an official of the Commission said.

Reportedly, the Director has asked for a Rs. 5 million bribe from a businessman initially to release an imported container of motor spare parts, but has agreed later to receive Rs. 2 million as bribe. He was arrested while he was receiving a part of the bribe.

The Commission said in October that it has received over 2,500 complaints against public servants in the country.



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