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Monday, 09 October 2017 - 12:08
Taiwan investigators to arrive in Sri Lanka
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Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau has said that it was preparing to send investigators to Sri Lanka to seek further details on the reported arrest of suspects accused of helping hackers stealing millions of US dollars from a Taiwanese bank.

However, due to the fact that Taiwan has no diplomatic ties with Sri Lanka or any government representatives stationed there, the CIB told, it would take some time to get everything in order for the investigators to go there.

According to local and regional news reports, Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$ 60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank in the capital Colombo.

Sri Lanka police have arrested a suspect for allegedly helping international criminals who hacked into computers at a Taiwan bank and stole millions of dollars, says an official.

Police investigations have revealed that a son of a former high ranking military officer and a Chairman of a leading company in Sri Lanka are linked to this case.

The CID arrested the former military officer's son on Saturday and was remanded until 11th of this month.

The other suspect is evading arrest and he has in his possession a large sum of money, withdrew illegally, the Police said.

The arrested suspect has been charged under Money Laundering Act.

Meanwhile, a court order has been obtained barring foreign travel for the company Chairman who is evading arrest.

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