Mar 01, 2019

Why is the customs protecting Auto Bavaria? Featured

Although customs had raided the premises of Auto Bavaria located at No.56, Buthgamuwa Road, Rajagiriya regarding the illegal importation of BMW spare parts and appliances, further investigations have been stalled mid way.

The raid had been conducted on July 09, 2018 and the import records and computer information had been obtained by the raiding officers.

They had also obtained a statement from the CEO of the company Gihan Siribaddana. The raiding officer Customs Superintendent W.N.T. Maha Ulpatha had sent a letter to the Customs Director Gnanaraj on July 10, 2018 bearing reference number CIB/INV/168/2018 for his approval, but the approval had not been received so far.

Meanwhile, Auto Bavaria is continuing to illegally import BMW spare parts and appliances and it raises serious suspicion as to why the approval to proceed with the investigations is not being given.