Suspect arrested for possession of fake currency notes

Suspect arrested for possession of fake currency notes

Suspect arrested for possession of fake currency notes

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

27 Jul, 2021 | 9:22 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Katunayake Police arrested a 35-year-old person in Awariyawatta, on Monday (Jul. 27), for the possession of six Rs. 1000 fake currency notes, Sri Lanka Police said.

“The individual had bought an item from a shop and given a Rs. 1000 note to the cashier. However, the cashier who was suspicious of the note had informed the police. Accordingly, the 35-year-old was arrested,” Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st on Tuesday (Jul. 27).

According to Police, a printer was also recovered from the possession of the suspect.

“When the search was conducted by the Police, another five Rs. 1000 currency notes had been recovered. A total of six currency notes were recovered from the suspect’s possession,” Senior DIG Ajith elaborated.

The suspect will be produced at the Negombo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (Jul. 27) and the Katunayake Police are conducting further investigations.

“From time to time fake notes are circulated in the market. Therefore, when you receive Rs. 1000 or Rs. 5000 notes, be vigilant. You need to differentiate between the real and fake notes,” Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stressed.

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