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Friday, 21 February 2014 - 19:35
Video: 1.2 million, 500 rupee valid notes with fake numbers stolen from the printing plant in circulation.
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Colombo Crime Division arrested a person who stole a bundle of 500 cash notes from a printing plant which print local and foreign currency in Biyagama yesterday and the suspect was further remanded until the 3rd of next month.

Having dodged 125 CCTV cameras installed throughout the plant premise, a worker attached to the same printing plant has carried out the theft.

The theft is believed to be the first one of its kind to be carried out by a single person in a legitimate currency note printing plant in the country.

The theft was carried out while five million numbers of 500 rupees notes to mark the CHOGM and another 45 million of normal 500 rupees notes were being printed.

Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana speaking to our news team stated that 1.2 million, 500 rupee notes are in circulation and cautioned the general public to be vigilant.



UPDATE: Saturday, 22 February 2014 - 07:25 PM
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CCD arrest a person with a bundle of 500 rupee cash notes from a printing plant.


Colombo Crime Division arrested a person who stole a bundle of 500 rupees cash notes from a printing plant which print local and foreign currency in Biyagama today.

Having dodged 125 CCTV cameras installed throughout the plant premise, a worker attached to the same printing plant has carried out the theft.

The theft is believed to be the first one of its kind to be carried out by a single person in a legitimate currency note printing plant in the country.

The theft was carried out while five million numbers of 500 rupees notes to mark the CHOGM and another 45 million of normal 500 rupees notes were being printed.

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