A fake job agent has been arrested in Kadawatta following complaints lodged by 16 people.
The police said that a woman was arrested while two others are absconding after taking money from the people and promising to send them overseas.
According to the police media unit the suspects had collected more than Rs. 3.5 million from the people.
The people who made the payments were told they would be sent to America, Canada, Germany and Britain.
Following the complaints made to the police a woman was arrested and passports obtained from the victims were found in her house.
The police said that the main suspect and his mother, who was also involved in the scam, are absconding arrest. (Colombo Gazette)