Latest CID investigations have revealed that four main suspects wanted in connection with the massive VAT scam involving billions of rupees have reportedly fled the country.
The suspects identified as Bakeer Mohamed Riyaz, Rasheed Murshid and Awam have reportedly fled to Singapore and Thailand while another suspect Mohamed Hussein had fled to Japan.
An investigator told the Daily Mirror the suspects had left the country from Bandaranaike International Airport between March 23 to 25 producing fake passports.
Rasheed Murshid a leading textile businessman and one of the two top players in the VAT scam is also known to have escaped abroad while the CID is on the look out for the other key player Kamil Kuthubdeen the shipping magnate.
According to the CID no trace of Kamil Kuthubdeen has been found yet nor is he known to have fled the country.