Individual who swindled money arrested

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 - 20:05


Officers of the Western Province, North Crimes Division have arrested an individual who had swindled money from persons promising them safe passage to Canada.


Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that arresting officials had found 94 passports, 24 stacks of medical certificates, 146 photographs of various individuals, 5 bank books and 4 credit cards in the possession of the individual when he was arrested in Jaela.


6 cases filed against the suspect are currently being heard at the Marawila Courts.


It has been reported that the individual, who was arrested last night, had swindled large sums of money from many individuals.


The police media spokesperson also requests individuals who have paid money to individuals to facilitate travel to Canada, they should contact Inspector Upul Samaratunga, who is in charge of the Western Province, North Crimes Division on 0773 917 092.


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