Human smuggler arrested

A key suspect wanted over smuggling people to Australia from Sri Lanka was arrested in Kiribathgoda today, the police media unit said.The police said that the suspect, a businessman, was arrested by the Matara police special crimes unit. The police had also arrested a Navy officer recently over his involvement in human smuggling as well as four other sailors. He was arrested based on information provided by a group of people arrested recently while they were about to head to Australia from Matara by boat illegally. Australia and Sri Lanka have an agreement in the fight against human smuggling. (Colombo Gazette)

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