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FCID arrests former senior customs officials

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today arrested Customs Former Director General(DG) Jagath wijeweera and Former Customs Additional DG Tharaka Senivirathne.

On September 19, the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court ordered the FCID to arrest and produce the two suspects before the court.

The two officials have been accused of releasing 8 kilograms of confiscated gold from the custody of the Customs Department, for the enshrinement of treasure in the base ring of the ‘Sandahiru Maha Seya’.

The court had also issued an order preventing the accused from leaving the country.