Suspect arrested with Rs. 136 M sent by a criminal

Dilini Madushanki | Published: 12:23 PM Apr 8 2021
Local Suspect arrested with Rs. 136 M sent by a criminal

The CID has arrested an individual who received Rs. 136 million sent by underworld gang member Dharmasiri Perera.

The suspect, identified as a 27-year-old resident of Ratmalana, received the funds from another suspect who was previously arrested by the CID with Rs. 190 million sent by Dharmasiri Perera.

The Rs. 136 million credited to the suspect's bank account was transferred from the Rs. 190 million received by the previous suspect.

Dharmasiri Perera is suspected to have fled the country to Dubai a few years ago after committing various crimes.

The suspect was arrested yesterday (07) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and will be produced before court today (08).

The CID is conducting further investigations.

Dilini Madushanki | Published: 12:23 PM Apr 8 2021

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