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* Sri Lankan diplomat arrested in Italy for human smuggling
Sat, Sep 15, 2018, 09:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 15, Colombo: Officers of the Malpensa Airport Border Police Bureau, Milan, Italy have arrested a Sri Lankan diplomat who attempted to illegally smuggle four individuals to Italy.

According to Italian media, the Sri Lankan diplomat who arrived from Doha with his wife at the Malpensa International Airport, has presented himself to the passengers' control, handing over the passports of two girls and two boys, presenting them as relatives.

The attentive Border Police staff noticing that something was not in order have carefully checked the passports.

From a careful check carried out by experts in false documents, it was established that all four passports of the boys and the girls were falsified by the reconstruction of the biographical page, using raw materials and sophisticated printing techniques.

The fifty-year-old diplomat and his wife, who were in possession of diplomatic passports and Schengen Visas had introduced the two young girls as their daughters while the two young men were introduced as their husbands.

In the hand luggage of the diplomat, the police found the original passports of the four young Sri Lankans used at Colombo airport to get out of Sri Lanka hidden carefully.

Accordingly following continuous questioning the suspects admitted that they were not related.

The four youth informed Italian Police that they paid a sum of 4000 Euros each to the diplomat in order to enter Italy.

The Italian Police therefore arrested the diplomat for attempting to illegally smuggle the four while the wife of the suspect and the four youth were sent back to Sri Lanka.

 

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