Six arrested in Rs. 1 Trillion ransom case | Daily News

Six arrested in Rs. 1 Trillion ransom case

Six suspects who kidnapped a person and demanded a ransom of Rs. 1 trillion were arrested by the Poovarasan Kulam Police in Vavuniya on Tuesday evening.

The Poovarasan Kulam Police handed over the suspects to the Vavuniya Police for further investigation.

The suspects from Colombo had come to Vavuniya on information that a sum of Rs 1 trillion had been remitted from a foreign country into the account of a person at Nellikulama in Vavuniya.

They had come to Colombo with the intention of kidnapping the person and getting the money as ransom. However, the Police on a tip off arrested the suspects after they kidnapped the person into whose account Rs. 1 trillion has been remitted. Investigations are continuing on the instructions of Vavuniya Police OIC Chief Inspector Alagiyawanna.