Sept 17, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested 12 persons at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport for attempting to travel to Canada through Qatar using forged visas.
The CID said that there were five women among the group.
The suspects aged between 21 and 55 were arrested yesterday (16) when they arrived at the departure lounge of the airport.
The arrested suspects are residents of Nugegoda, Polgahawela, Kegalle, Mawanella, Alawatugoda, Battaramulla and Piliyandala.
Eleven of the suspects were released on bail when they were produced before the Negombo Magistrate yesterday. One woman was ordered to be remanded till September 29 for organizing the attempt.