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Man arrested with counterfeit currency notes

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A man who was in possession of counterfeit currency notes in the Nallathanniya area was arrested by the Police on Thursday (18).

The Police said that the arrested man is a driver of a hired van that was on its way transporting a group of pilgrims to the Sri Pada sacred site. The arrested suspect is a 43-year-old resident of the Walasmulla area, the Police said.

Based on a tip-off received from a shop owner, a group of officers of the Nallathanniya Police conducted an investigation on the suspect and found in his possession a stock of 11 counterfeit currency notes of Rs. 1,000 denomination and one counterfeit note of Rs. 500 denomination. The suspect told the Police that the pilgrims who were travelling in his van had handed over the money to him and that he accepted it without knowing that they were fake currency notes.

Nallathanniya Police are conducting investigations.

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