A suspect involved in the money transfer scandal from a bank in Taiwan surrendered to the CID with Rs. 3 million a short while ago, our news sources said .
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested Litro Gas chairman N.M.S. Moonesinghe in connection with the transfer of 1.1 million USD from the far Eastern Bank of Taiwan to a Sri Lankan bank account.
Sri Lankan police have also reportedly arrested two men for allegedly helping international criminals who hacked into computers at a Taiwan bank and stole millions of dollars.
Sri Lanka’s state-owned LP Gas supplier, Litro Gas, says that the company had no connection or knowledge of the alleged transaction that the Chairman of Litro Gas has been accused of.
Taiwan law enforcement authorities launched an investigation into the incident after the Far Eastern Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus where over US$ 60 million was siphoned to an account in Sri Lanka.
According to local and regional news reports, Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank in the capital Colombo.
Two suspects were arrested last week in Sri Lanka when they tried to withdraw the money, and police there were look for a third person, according to the news reports.