Lanka recovers cash stolen from Taiwan bank | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 13, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:21 AM, October 13, 2017

Lanka recovers cash stolen from Taiwan bank

Sri Lankan authorities have recovered more than $1.3 million stolen from a Taiwanese bank after two men were arrested in connection with the heist, an official said yesterday.

An international manhunt was launched after a reported $60 million was swiped when a criminal gang hacked into the Far Eastern International Bank's SWIFT system.

The money was wired to accounts in the United States, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

The two men arrested over the theft had tried to withdraw large sums of money that had been wired to their accounts with a Sri Lankan bank in the capital Colombo.

Police said yesterday the pair had been sent the money by two Indian men, widening the scope of the investigation.

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