Written by Zulfick Farzan
07 Aug, 2021 | 9:21 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police arrested a 46-year-old woman named Dilhani Hathurusinghe alias ‘Kudu Asha’ for money laundering.
She was arrested on Friday (06) by the Illegal Assets Investigations Division of Sri Lanka Police.
Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said the suspect was identified as the partner of an infamous drug trafficker named Chaminda Edirisinghe alias Chami, who was killed several ago.
Chaminda Edirisinghe was wanted for multiple crimes from 2017 to 2019, especially with the Prison Bus attack in Ethanamadala.
Further, he was considered as a close associate of drug lord Angoda Lokka.
‘Kudu Asha’ was arrested for using the money earned by Chaminda Edirisinghe through drug trafficking to engage in various transactions and to purchase property.
She was produced to the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court and was remanded for 14 days.
The Illegal Assets Investigations Division of Sri Lanka Police traced property valued at Rs. 05 Million in Malwathuhitiya purchased by the suspect using drug money.
In addition, the investigations revealed that she deposited Rs. 23 Million in various banks from 2019 to 2020.
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