Mozambique national arrested

A Mozambique national has been arrested for duping businessmen in Pettah, the police said.

Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that the foreigner had on many occasions shown a box with some sort of chemical to the businessmen and told them that he can change local currency into Dollars.

Believing his tale the businessmen had given money to the foreigner who had however never returned with the Dollars.