A 41 years old man from Jaffna has been arrested for money laundering by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday ( March 30). He was arrested after Rs. 13.4 million had been deposited to one of his bank accounts by an individual from the US.
Several people in the US and Canada had taken money by hacking into various persons’ bank accounts in the US and transfer the money to various persons’ bank accounts in Sri Lanka. Then the hackers withdraw the money back to their bank accounts and gave a commission to local bank account holders, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said .
CID launched a special investigation after complaint recieved about money laundering in April last year. According to the complainant, Rs. 140 million had been deposited to several bank accounts in Sri lanka. The CID arrested more than 30 persons since April 2020 over the case specially those in Nothern parts of Sri Lanka.