A Nigerian woman was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday from Zoysa Avenue in Mt. Lavinia.

Police Media Unit said the 40-year-old suspect was taken into custody for staying in the country in violation of immigration and emigration laws.

Police further said the suspect’s visa had expired on October 31, 2014 but that she had continued to reside in the country afterwards.

She is due to be produced before the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today. Further investigations are being conducted by the Mt. Lavinia Police.