The Straits Times
Published on Dec 22, 2012

UPDATED, DO NOT PUBLISH: Sri Lanka arrests 100 Chinese for currency fraud: Police


COLOMBO (AFP) - Authorities in Sri Lanka have arrested 100 Chinese nationals for currency fraud in a series of raids in and around the capital Colombo, police said on Saturday.

"They have defrauded their countrymen by making them ... transfer money to accounts maintained in Sri Lanka in the names of those arrested," senior superintendentPrishantha Jayakodi told AFP about the raids on Friday night.

Police said that the 74 men and 26 women were arrested at their residences in the capital or in the surrounding areas following a court order.

They were to be produced in court later on Saturday.