Money laundering, extortion frauds: 17 Chinese to be expelled
The Emigration and Immigration Department will expel 17 Chinese
nationals arrested for their alleged involvement in a series of money
laundering and extortion frauds, Department sources said yesterday.
The Criminal Investigations Department has acted with Chinese Police
investigators to arrest the suspects.
Asked about the involvement of Sri Lanka Police in arresting the
suspects, Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said:
“Money laundering is a transnational crime. The CID conducted this
operation for two weeks with Chinese Police investigators by rendering
its co- ordinated response.”
“International co-ordinated response is needed to arrest money
launderers. China has been suffering from this criminal activity,” he