Mozambique national was arrested in connection with a Rs.12 million scam. He is alleged to have promised a local company that he would invest in the company in dollars by converting bundles of green paper into dollars with the help of a chemical.
The CID said the man was arrested while hiding inside the Ocean Tower apartments at Bambalapitiya.
He had told the company that he had smuggled the stock of US dollars from Paris with the help of the United Nations.(Supun Dias)