Woman dealing with drug peddler via Ezy Cash remanded
A woman who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department on charges of exchanging money through Ezy Cash system along with a drug peddler was ordered to be remanded till December 6 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Nandana Amarasinghe yesterday.
The Criminal Investigations Department informed the Magistrate that the said drug peddler is being held in the Bogamabara prison.
The remanded woman has been identified as Rajapaksa Dewalage Chathurika Pradeepika Gunadasa, a resident of Ridigama.
The Magistrate ordered the Criminal Investigation Department to submit the relevant documents to the court on next calling date to confirm that the suspect has gone to Bogambara prison. The CID further informed the court that the suspect woman had remitted more than Rs.10 million within the last 8 months using the Ez Cash system.
The investigations had been launched following a complaint lodged by the Director of the Financial Intelligence Investigation Division of the Central Bank.
The CID also told the magistrate that investigations have revealed that the suspect woman has obtained two SIM cards in her name. It has been further revealed that more than Rs.9.5 million had been exchanged to the aforementioned sim cards with in the period of October 2018 to July 2019.