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Thursday September 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka Customs seizes 32 tons of illegal scrap metal

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Customs has seized two twenty-foot containers carrying 32,000 kilograms of scrap metal that were to be illegally exported to India, a Customs statement said.

The statement said on Thursday August 18 that 14,070 kg of scrap aluminum ingots, 7,480 kg of scrap copper, 4,500 kg of scrap aluminum and 6,780 kg of scrap steel were found in the two containers. The total market value of the scrap  metal is estimated to be over 15 million Sri Lankan rupees.

A Customs declaration signed by the exporter had stated that the containers were carrying 40,000 kg of silicon coated electrical plates to be exported to India.

Investigations are ongoing, the statement said, adding that the goods will be confiscated and the suspects will be fined. (Colombo/Aug18/2022)

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