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A woman has been taken into custody for allegedly forcibly obtaining Rs.30,000 through ‘eZ cash’ method by threatening an individual over the phone.

Police Media Unit said the 30-year-old suspect was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) following a tip-off. The suspect is a resident of Maligawatta.

Police had found Rs.30,550 in cash as well as six mobile phones from her possession.

The suspect is due to be produced before the Aluthkade No.5 Magistrate’s Court today. The CCD is conducting further investigations.