A millionaire businessman and his daughter with 98 oustanding warrants against their names in connection with financial fraud have been arrested.
The two suspects were arrested this morning in connection to 49 cases of financial fraud for which the 98 warrants were issued.
The two suspects had promised individuals in the Sapugaskanda region that they will be given employment in Italy and swindling them out of their money.
The businessman who hails from the Makola region and his daughter are believed to have swindled close to 30 million rupees in this manner.
The suspects were arrested while hiding in the Matara – Morawaka region by a special team from the Sapugaskanda police.
Subsequent to their arrest the suspects were produced in the Mahara Magistrate’s court where they were remanded till tomorrow.