Butcher in the soup over dud currency


The printer used to produce counterfeit notes

Fake currency notes of Rs. 1000 denomination to the value of Rs. 266,000 taken into custody with two suspects at Kahalla in Katugastota by Kandy Anti-Terrorism Investigating Unit.

By Cyril Wimalasurendre

KANDY – The Terrorism Investigating Unit of Kandy police headquarters, on Saturday (15) arrested two men who had in their possession 266 forged one-thousand-rupee notes.

The arrest was made during a raid at Kahalla in Katugastota.

Investigations have revealed that the fake currency printing racket has been going on for some time in a house at Kahalla.

Suspects are aged 26 and 27 years. One is a butcher and the other a sub-dealer in cellular phones. They are from Uguressapitiya in the Katugastota police division.

The police yesterday produced the two suspects Abdul Gaffoor Mohammed Farshan (27) and Razik Mubarak Hussein (26) before Kandy Chief Magistrate, A. M. A. Wasantha Kumara, who remanded them till June 26.

The raid was conducted by a team led by Inspector Ranatunge, OIC Terrorism Investigating Unit of Kandy with IP Liyanage.

Further investigations are being conducted on the directions of senior DIG H. N. B. Ambanwala, DIG G. B. Peramune and senior S. Gamini Ellepola.

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