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Chinese nationals arrested in Sri Lanka for banking fraud

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

They were arrested for allegedly withdrawing an estimated USD 2 million from private bank accounts and credit card holders in China after hacking into the computer system.

The police here said investigations would be pursued to ascertain if Colombo is being used as a location for international scams.

  

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Chinese nationals arrested in Sri Lanka for banking fraud

Around 17 Chinese nationals, including six women, were today arrested in Sri Lanka over a multi-million dollar banking scam.

They were arrested for allegedly withdrawing an estimated USD 2 million from private bank accounts and credit card holders in China after hacking into the computer system.

The police here said investigations would be pursued to ascertain if Colombo is being used as a location for international scams.

  
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