Hacker Arrested Over Rs. 1440 Million Heist 
Posted 3,May

By Chaveendra Dunuwille

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The Spokesperson for the Police DIG Ajith Rohana stated that a 39 year old  individual from Trincomalee has been arrested at the Bandaranaike  International Airport.  

Returning from Dubai the individual has been involved in an illegal money  transfer racket abroad and has managed to hack and transfer a total of LKR  1440 million from US banks to various local accounts. As part of the scheme  once hacked and transferred to Sri Lanka the money would be transferred back  to US accounts by the local account holder creating the façade of the funds being  transferred from Sri Lanka.  

The spokesperson stated that the arrest was made when the suspect attempted  to deposit a total of LKR 86 million into one of the bank accounts.