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Two persons who were in possession of a counterfeit US$1 million note were arrested by police in Welikada, Rajagiriya last evening.

Police Media Unit said the two suspects, aged 48 and 37 years, were taken into custody during a raid conducted by the Special Task Force (STF). The suspects, residents of Vavuniya, had confessed that they had made the forged million dollar bill and had brought it with them in order to sell it.

The suspects are due to be produced before the Aluthkade No.2 Magistrate’s Court today. Welikada police are investigating.