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Monday, 09 April 2018 - 15:54
Four arrested for defrauding in Rs. 15mn worth gem deal
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Police have arrested a 40-year-old resident of Beruwela for changing a fake gemstone with a Rs. 15 million worth Alexandrite gemstone.
 
He was arrested yesterday (Apr. 08).
 
Earlier, 3 other persons were arrested over the same incident.
 
They are residents of Galle and Panadura.
 
On 15th of February, a businessman from Deniyaya had come to Mount Lavinia to sell a gemstone which is worth around Rs. 15 million.
 
The suspects, saying that they are from Mannar had met the businessman as buyers.
 
While they were checking the gemstone they have changed it to a fake one.
 
Thereafter, the businessman has lodged a complaint with the police.
 
Following interrogation of the suspects, it was found they have pawned the gemstone to another person.
 
Accordingly, he was arrested yesterday. 





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