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* Six illegal Sri Lankan migrants caught in India raise suspicions of LTTE revival in Australia
Sun, Aug 31, 2014, 01:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 31, Colombo: The arrest of four human traffickers while trying to transport six Sri Lankans to Australia through the Prakasam coast in India earlier this week has raised the suspicion among Indian investigators that the defeated Tamil terrorist group, LTTE may be trying to revive in Australia.

According to a report in The Hindu on Sunday, the officials from agencies including the Intelligence Bureau, CBI and Tamil Nadu police, conducting the investigations suspect that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is trying to regroup itself in Australia after lying low for five years since their defeat at the hands of Sri Lankan security forces.

According to police sources, the illegal emigrants to Australia from Sri Lanka were from, among other places, Mullaitivu and Mattakalappu (Batticaloa) and are in the age group of 24 to 28 years.

The investigation has found that the traffickers have used satellite phones with Global Positioning System (GPS) to keep in touch with their counterparts in the high seas.

It has been revealed that they have also illegally transported Sri Lankan Tamils to other countries such as Ireland, UK and Canada.

According to the sources, the human traffickers, facing the heat in neighboring Tamil Nadu and also Puducherry, have shifted their operations to Prakasam coast to transport illegal emigrants from Sri Lanka without hassles after landing in Chennai by air.

The probe also has revealed that at least 60 illegal emigrants had used the Prakasam coast in the past to reach their favorite destination overseas.

Subjecting the Sri Lanka-born kingpin of the racket Shanmugalingam to narco-analysis test will unravel the full details, the police sources have said.

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