Sri Lanka, April 9 -- The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested a 27-year-old person, who was in possession of Rs. 136 million in his bank account deposited by a foreign source, on Wednesday, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said.

He said the suspect was arrested for committing offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The suspect was a resident of Dharmarama Road in Ratmalana.

"The money was transferred to the suspect's account by notorious criminal Dharmasiri Perera who is said to be in hiding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is currently operating from Dubai," the Police Spokesperson said.

The arrest was made based on a previous arrest of a suspect arrested for the possession of Rs.190 million in a ...