Two convicted in VAT scam brought to Sri Lanka

Two convicted in VAT scam brought to Sri Lanka

February 7, 2015   10:12 am

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Two Sri Lankan nationals convicted in South Asia’s largest VAT scam case were brought to Sri Lanka from Malaysia last night, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

Malaysian police nabbed the 2 suspects of the infamous VAT fraud, based on the red notice issued for their arrest, while they were brought to the country by CID officials after traveling to Malaysia.

One of the convicts has been sentenced to 280 years in prison while the other was handed a 100 year sentence.

Meanwhile, reports say that the main suspect of the case, Kamil Kuthubdeen, is currently residing in Dubai and that operations are underway to arrest him.

The offence was said to have been committed by the businessman known as Kamil Kuthubdeen and his accomplices between November 15, 2002 and August 15, 2004.

 

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