COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY RING BUSTED: POLICE

COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY RING BUSTED: POLICE

COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY RING BUSTED: POLICE

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

16 Dec, 2020 | 10:59 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Gokarella Police arrested two suspects along with one hundred counterfeit Rs. 5000 notes in Galserugolla, Gokarella area, Sri Lanka Police said on Wednesday (Dec. 16).

“Further investigations into the case will be handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department in order to trace the place where the fake notes had been printed,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said.

According to DIG Ajith Rohana, one suspect is from Dehiaththakandiya and the other from Gokarella; the duo aged 22 and 23 will be produced in court today and remanded.

The Deputy Police Chief requested the people to be vigilant of the currency notes circulating in society to avoid falling victim to such crimes.

“These days people are going shopping or for other activities and during these times you might exchange currency notes. Be careful of such fraudulent activities and the circulation of fake notes; be vigilant of the watermark and other features of true notes. Otherwise, you may fall victim to such fraudulent acts,” the Deputy Police Chief warned.

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