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* Malaysia police bust Sri Lankan human trafficking ring
Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 09:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 11, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian local police have busted a Sri Lankan syndicate trafficking migrants including children, to Australia and New Zealand through Malaysia, in anti-human trafficking operations, Malay Mail reported.

The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun Friday said 24 Sri Lankan migrants - 12 men, eight women, two boys and two girls - and 10 Indian citizens - four men, three women, and three girls - were rescued during the operation.

Three Sri Lankan men suspected of being traffickers have been arrested for unlawfully entering and exiting Malaysia and are being investigated under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) Act 2007, on top of violating immigration rules under Section 5(2) of the Immigration Act 1959 and 1963.

The IGP added that investigation showed the syndicate purchased a yacht and was in the process of buying three boat engines to smuggle the migrants to Australia and New Zealand.

"With this detention, the (police) have successfully foiled a human trafficking syndicate in Malaysia that has been operating since mid-2018, with international networks across Sri Lanka, India, Australia and New Zealand," he said in a statement.

 

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