Attempted Rs.500 million fraud foiled

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A retired superintendent of police, the wife of  a former vice captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team and  nine others have been taken into custody by  the Colombo West- North CID for allegedly attempting a fraud of Rs 500 million on the promise of supplying 100 kilograms of gold belonged to the government

Among the others arrested are a computer operator, a retired air force officer and a 65 year old woman.

 The arrested were ordered to be remanded till May 5 by the Fort Magistrate.

The Army Intelligence Unit had informed the West –North DIG about a woman negotiating the sale of some gold after receiving a tip off. IP Upul Samasinha and a CID team had arrested the suspect after receiving the information.

A police officer and an officer of the Army Intellegence unit had posing  as millionaires and arranged to pay Rs 10 million as an advance in a hotel in Colombo. During the transaction, nine suspects had been arrested.

Police are on the lookout to arrest another suspect.

These suspects had also attempted, on several previous occasions, to defraud millionaires of Rs 500 million by pretending to sell them gold on behalf of the government. However these earlier attempts had failed as the millionaires had became suspicious.

The arrests had been made under the guidance of Senior DIG Anura Senanayaka and DIG Vass Gunawardena. (Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)

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  • Sonali De Silva Monday, 06 May 2013 06:49 AM

    Lets hope they don't get warded at any of the hospitals.

    MayIwin Silva Monday, 06 May 2013 09:52 AM

    The best part was, while DIG Vass G. was speaking officers without back bone to leave forces in an article, he had made these arrests too. What a coincidence!

    Dhammaloka Monday, 06 May 2013 10:03 AM

    Aiyo Salli

    Nims Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:33 AM

    Banki Moon, Navi Pillai, Barak Obama, Toni Blair, Sarkosi, Harper

    Yehiya Monday, 06 May 2013 06:05 AM

    When seen the senior police officers name Its is something behind.

    Asarana Simion Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:03 AM

    How can they sell gold which is in goverment custody unless someone has promised to slip them out of the CB.Comody of comodies but yet it has happend.

    Malinda Monday, 06 May 2013 06:26 AM

    Common. Who wants beleive this well scripted story. It looks like another political revenge... as usual.

    janaka Monday, 06 May 2013 12:11 PM

    Please disclose all the name. The Public should know and they will keep there fingers across.

    malkanthi Monday, 06 May 2013 06:49 AM

    This woman has caused lot of damages to the career of her famous husband.


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