The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested the people from Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested 60 Indian nationals for their alleged involvement in an online financial scam.

60 Indian nationals arrested in Sri Lanka for alleged involvement in online financial scam. Photo Courtesy: Unsplash

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested the people from Sri Lanka’s Thalangama, Madiwela and Negombo areas.

According to Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa, the CID conducted simultaneous raids in these mentioned areas, leading to the seizure of 135 mobile phones and 57 laptops, reported Sri Lanka’s Daily Star newspaper.

The crackdown occurred following a complaint from a victim who claimed to have been lured into a WhatsApp group promising cash for social media interactions.

Key evidence uncovered during a luxury house raid in Negombo led to the initial arrest of 13 suspects and the seizure of 57 phones and computers, the Sri Lankan newspaper reported.

Later, more operations were conducted in Negombo which yielded 19 additional arrests.

It exposed the international links in Dubai and Afghanistan.