Man arrested with fake one million dollar note

2017-11-15 12:49:24

The STF arrested a man who was in possession a forged US currency note with a face value of one million dollars.

He was arrested yesterday at Mancholachchemai in Kinniya during a raid conducted by STF personnel from the Vavuniya and Trincomalee camps.

They also took into custody a certificate issued for the note, a copper coin and a copper plate from the suspect’s possession. The man was later handed over to the Kinniya Police.

Earlier, Police arrested several others who had in their possession one million dollar notes in Colombo and Trincomalee.

Police said such currency notes were printed and issued as souvenirs and could not be used for financial transactions.(Darshana Sanjeewa)


  Comments - 11

  • rohan Wednesday, 15 November 2017 13:24

    STF and Police need education. These are souvenirs and not intended for monetary transactions. Waste of taxpayers money with this kind of exercise. Govt should recruit educated men in the forces. Silly news item.

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    Aruna Wednesday, 15 November 2017 14:28

    Sri Lanka's STF is simply and shear bird witted and kindergarten to have arrested a person who possessed a million dollar note which is implicitly and explicitly not a negotiable note whereas billion dollar central bank looters and it's governer etc. etc. are roaming grandeurs!

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    Labby Wednesday, 15 November 2017 14:40

    Arrested for possessing a souvenir?

    Reply : 0       26

    Suren Sarathkumara Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:11

    Is keeping a souvenir in possession an offense in Sri Lanka?

    Reply : 0       17

    Prabhath Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:16

    This reminds me of the short story by Mark Twain "Öne Million Pound Note". It was made in to a film starring Gregory Peck. It is about a penniless man being given a million pound note and how he uses it ingeniously. Worth reading it.

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    Arnold Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:23

    Looks like STF has nothing to do. Send them to clean drains like during MR regime.

    Reply : 3       15

    SENA Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:25

    The man from Kinniya must be thinking that he should not do stupid things in this land because he might have to face even greater stupidity.

    Reply : 0       7

    Tinkiriya Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:01

    Very soon people playing monopoly will also be arrested and jailed. I thought the "S" in STF meant for 'special' and not STUPID!

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    Lakshman De Silva Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:53

    1. STF is out of jurisdiction in this case as it is a Customs matter2) These one million dollar notes were printed by the American official printer of US Currency and it is authentic for the Millionaires club. It clearly states " Not negotiable"I bought an uncut sheet pf 36 notes in 1992 when it was issued as it has numismatic value and is a collectors itemSRi Lanka need education

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    jaliya Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:34

    Joke of the day. The level of knowledge and experience of STF and their entire organization is simply zero. Why can't someone have a 1M dollar bill as a souvenir ? I have seen this in other countries many times in places of interest theme parks etc.. If the man is to cash that or do anything that is prohibited by the law .... would be punishable by law. actually there are no laws whether local or in the US for printing notes with such value because the actual note does not exist.

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    Hautaum Thursday, 16 November 2017 09:14

    Very clear, he did not know, SL Govt hat not never allow any person in to war zone during the period, and expelled UN and NGOs from there as the war was "unknown/witness war".

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