A couple has been arrested by the police on charges of possessing 568 possessing counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs. 2.16 million at Ariyalai in Jaffna yesterday.
Police said the suspect couple was arrested following a tipoff received by the Jaffna police.
Police seized 400 notes with a face value of Rs. 5000 and 168 notes of Rs. 1000.
The arrested man (26) and his wife (19) were identified as residents of Alaweddi and Maniyamthottam.
Police also recovered two printers, a scanner and a laptop that had been used by the suspects for counterfeit notes printing during the raid.
The suspects were to be produced in the Jaffna Magistrate Court today.(Darshana Sanjeewa)