New human smuggling racket busted

10 July 2012 06:08 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Immigration officers have busted a major human smuggling racket that involved smuggling people via international flights, the Katunayake Immigration and Emigration department revealed.

The racket had come to light after the arrest of a Sri Lankan who had been deported from China for possessing a forged visa.

The man, whose final destination was France, had traveled with the smuggler to Singapore and then to China with the fake visa with the final destination being France. The man had been apprehended by the Chinese Immigration and Emigration department but the smuggler had escaped. (Deepa Adikari)

  Comments - 5

  • bharatha Wednesday, 11 July 2012 02:55 AM

    good investigation by a talent officer

    Kiwi Wednesday, 11 July 2012 04:32 AM

    Why would someone want to go to France from Sri Lanka via China?????? Suspicion plus plus!!! Anyone with average intelligence could have detected it.

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 11 July 2012 05:33 AM

    There will always be someone in a higher position involved. They never get caught.

    kudu Wednesday, 11 July 2012 05:51 AM

    every body knows the smuggler except immigration and police
    and the human smuggler escapes all the time
    does the immigration have a hotline
    so that we can assist in apprehending these human traffickers
    operating in broad daylight
    I can give the names of 10 human human traffickers right now

    Sapumal Bandara Thursday, 12 July 2012 03:32 AM

    Hello, Hello, is the Controller of Immigration & Emigration in office?????????


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