ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested a woman accused of maintaining six billion rupees in drug money in five bank accounts under her name.
Police Media Spokesman Senior Deputy Inspector General (SDIG) Ajith Rohana said the arrest was made following a tip-off by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank.
The suspect, a 41-year-old from Dehiwala, Colombo, was arrested under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Rohana said investigations have revealed that some 6 billion rupees have been run through the suspects bank accounts over the past four years.
Authorities have obtained information on who had deposited money to the suspect’s bank accounts, he said.
Most of them are territorial drug dealers or drug addicts, he added. (Colombo/Jul29/2021)