A Sri Lankan undergraduate and his sailor brother, who wanted to make a fast buck by printing counterfeit notes, have confessed to their involvement in the crime for the past eight months.
Following a tip-off by traders who had become suspicious of the money the duo were changing, police nabbed them in Danvilana village in Veyangoda, the Sunday Times reported.
Veyangoda Police Officer-in-Charge N.D.A. Nivunhella told the Sunday Times initially, a businessman from the area had started printing counterfeit notes.
“The businessmen had invested in machinery to improve the printing of counterfeit notes and sought the assistance of an electrician for his work. However, after a few months, the electrician had saved a specimen currency note on a pen drive and started printing counterfeit notes on his own.”
“The electrician had sought the help of the undergraduate, who, after a few months, left him taking a specimen along with him,” he said.
The undergraduate and his brother had continued with the racket thereafter. Investigations revealed that they had printed notes from time to time and changed them in shops in Veyangoda.
Police found a printer, laptop, a machine used to paste notes and a pen drive containing the specimen. They also found eight notes of Rs1,000 denomination.
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