Two high tech scanning machines were commissioned by the Sri Lanka Customs yesterday at the Colombo Port premises by the Director General Customs Sarath Jayatilleke.
Earlier there were allegations that the two machines imported at a cost of US dollars 15 million were not operational
Jayatilleke said the machines could analyse images inside containers and such images and all other relevant information could be stored for rescrutinisation even at a latter stage.
High tax items like motor vehicles, shoes and cigarettes that are smuggled frequently could be detected within minutes, he said. Two more similar scanners would be commissioned in the near future.