Three arrested with Rs. 1 billion worth counterfeit Rs. 5,000 notes

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Police Special Task Force (STF) have arrested three persons in the Galwana area in Mulleriyawa transporting counterfeit Rs. 5,000 notes worth Rs. 1 billion in a car.

The suspects were arrested during a search of a car on a tip off received by the STF.

Police have seized 128 parcels of counterfeit currency along with the three suspects.

The arrested suspects aged 34, 36 and 42 are residents of Ja-Ela, Angoda and Mulleriyawa areas.

They are due to be produced before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court today.

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