A woman from Mahiyangana was arrested by the special investigation unit of the Foreign Employment Bureau for allegedly luring many women aged between 20 and 40 into sex trade in Oman.
The woman had assisted many women to migrate to Oman promising them to get jobs in various sectors there but used them in sex trade.
Her illegal activities came to light after the media highlighted this in February and also based on the information revealed by some affected women.
The woman named R.M. Kusumawathie alias Sandamali was arrested after a victimised woman in Dehiattakandiya lodged a complaint about her.
The CID had also received complaints about her and she is to be produced before the Colombo No. 1 court on March 18 by the CID.