Mastermind behind LTTE credit card fraud arrested
The mastermind behind the international credit card
fraud for funding the LTTE terrorist organization has been arrested by
the Special Task Force (STF) personnel while conducting a search
operation in the Wellawatta area on Friday, June 13.
The suspect Anandan, alias Neshanadan Muruganandan,
was in a super luxury apartment in Wellawatta at the time he was
arrested by the special police team, sources said. He had a large number
of Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) and bank receipts issued by
both local and foreign banks, amounting to a massive sum of money, over
Rs. 100 million, in his possession when he was arrested.
He had cloned credit cards using PIN and card numbers
obtained from unsuspecting cards holders in the United Kingdom, a Police
official said adding that these were later believed transferred to the
LTTE. Unlike in the past where the LTTE was mainly extracting funds from
the Tamil Diaspora in the UK, it is now tapping into the resources of
the British public at large who are unknowingly funding the LTTE, he
further asserted speaking to defence.lk.
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