More cargo corruption at Chennai Customs

YET more customs officials at Chennai (India) have been found guilty of accepting bribes to clear cargo.A local forwarder of electronics complained to the anti-corruption branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the officials demanded a bribe to clear his consignment of circuit boards shipped in from Colombo (Sri Lanka).Investigators laid a tarp and subsequently arrested deputy commissioner V.S. Sundararajan, appraising officer Ramani and an employee of the courier company, Sahul Hameed.“We are trying to check the details of courier consignments cleared from the Air Cargo Complex in the recent months,” said a CBI investigator.In November 2009, the CBI arrested nine other Customs officials, including four superintendents, for accepting bribes to clear Customs without having to pay duty.

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