Tarzan arrested for bank fraud at BIA | Daily News

Tarzan arrested for bank fraud at BIA

A 39 year old person was arrested by the Criminal investigations Department (CID) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in connection with a Rs.86 million fraud.

Reportedly, there has been a travel ban imposed on the suspect and he was arrested on information received by the CID while he was trying to flee to Dubai.

The suspect was identified as Unnamarie Tarzan, a resident of Trincomalee area.

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said that it has been revealed that the suspect had received Rs.86 million to a bank account which was maintained in favour of his name from a person in the United States.

According to the investigations, the sender who transferred money to the arrestee has access to the accounts of US citizens. That person has transferred money to the suspect and later on the money was withdrawn and the Sri Lankan account holder takes a commission and the remaining money sent back to the sender. A bank in Sri Lanka had made a complaint in this regard. Rs.1,440 million had been sent to Sri Lanka by the sender who lives in the US.

The suspect was produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s yesterday and investigations are continuing.