Colombo Magistrate issues arrest warrant on wheeler dealing couple

An arrest warrant has been issued on a couple who had allegedly defrauded a car sale dealer to the tune of Rs. 10 million before leaving the country.

The Colombo Magistrates court issued the warrant on Inaam Hashim and his wife Fathima Bushra Hashim who themselves owned a company on High Level Road, Kirulapone involved in the import and sale of vehicles.

The CID was also probing complaints from at least four more people who had alleged that they too had been conned by the duo, police said.

The couple, who had been running their business since 2007, had reportedly swindled money after promising to import cars by obtaining an advance in cash from prospective buyers, mainly car sale dealers. They later issued cheques but there was no money in the banks

The couple are reportedly residing in Tanzania where they are operating a similar business, the Sunday Times learns.

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