Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lankan caught printing counterfeit currency notes

By Vineetha M Gamage

A Sri Lankan aged 28 years has been taken into custody by the S. Korean Police, in the City of Suwon, for the alleged printing of counterfeit “ Won ” currency notes.

According to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Korea, the Korean Police have taken 39 currency notes of Won. 10,000 and the printer that had been used. The arrested Sri Lankan had gone to South Korea in 2006 through a Private Employment Agency and had been serving in a Steel Mill in the City of Suwon since then.

After completing his service contract, he was due to arrive in Sri Lanka on August 28.

According to the Welfare Officer, Mr. Suhair, the person is now in the remand custody of the Korean Police and investigations are being conducted.

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