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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Customs inform travellers to refrain from bringing in prohibited items

The Sri Lanka Customs (SLC) today (09) informed all travellers to refrain from bringing in any prohibited and restricted commodities, temporary suspended commodities or commodities in commercial quantities contained in the accompanied and un-accompanied baggage through the airport or the Un-accompanied Passenger Baggage (UPB) warehouses with immediate effect.

While issuing a notice to all travellers Customs Director General P. B. S. C. Nonis said that there has been an increase in the bringing in of restricted commodities by the travellers contained in their accompanied and UPB in the recent past.

Restricted commodities include items such as cigarettes, gold, medicine, ornamental plants, etc. and commodities whose importation is temporarily suspended due to foreign exchange issues prevailing in the country, he said.

In addition, it was also observed that some travellers bring in commodities in commercial quantities in violation of regulations published under the Customs Ordinance and the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, Nonis said.

The failure to comply with these instructions shall result in the forfeiture of all the commodities brought in and imposition of further forfeitures or penalties in terms of the provisions of the Customs Ordinance and the Imports and Exports (Control) Act. the Director General added.

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