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CID arrests local who received Rs.17.2Mn from US

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested a 29-year old person from Vavuniya for suspected money laundering after Rs. 17.2 million had been deposited to one of his bank accounts from the US.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the money had been deposited by hacking into various accounts in several countries including in the US.

Initially, a complaint had been received to the CID in April 2020 over the offence of money laundering.

According to the complainant, Rs. 140 million had been deposited to several bank accounts of various persons in Sri Lanka. DIG Rohana said that those money had been taken from various countries by hacking into various persons' bank accounts.

He said the CID had arrested a total of 36 persons since the April, 2020 to date in connection with money laundering.

The spokesman said that the CID conducting further investigation and the Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) of the Sri Lanka Central Bank is also assisting the investigation.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


  Comments - 4

  • cheers Wednesday, 24 March 2021 09:30 AM

    inform this to UN the people they support

    mohan Wednesday, 24 March 2021 09:38 AM

    but this person was hand him self to police after fail kidnap attempt by organized crime last month

    Joshua Wednesday, 24 March 2021 02:39 PM

    what about the politicians having millions? Are you blind as a bat?

    brainmaster Wednesday, 24 March 2021 05:42 PM

    Keheliya recently praised our local hackers. Now pls instruct these talented boys to trace the foreign accounts of our VVIP's and get the misappropriated money back to SL

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