The CID told the Colombo Chief Magistrate today they were probing the alleged involvement of an attorney in the Korean job scam, to take appropriate action against the attorney.
IP R.M.H.K. Ratnayake of the Computer Crime Investigation branch of the CID filing a reporting in court submitted that the attorney had fraudulently transferred a property worth Rs 600,000 belonging to W. T. Sandaruwan of Gampola in the name of the first suspect.
He told Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya that Sandaruwan had come to know the first suspect through a company sending workers to Korea through the Foreign Employment Bureau. Sandaruwan was told he had to pay Rs 750,000 to the company to pay officers in the bureau.
The CID also said that they recorded the statement of Sujith Piyumal of Welipenna who had also paid him Rs. 150,000.
The CID are now initiating steps to share the money recovered from the suspects among the complainants and had sought Interpol intervention to arrest the key suspect.
The other suspects were further remanded till October 16 for allegedly operating a website similar to the one operated by the Foreign Employment Bureau and for collected millions of rupees by promising Korean jobs.
The Police had recovered more than Rs. 5 million from the first and second suspects now in custody. (T. Farook Thajudeen)