Sri Lankan held for drug trafficking in India

Sri Lankan held for drug trafficking in India

August 24, 2015   03:30 pm

The Indian police have detained a Sri Lankan Tamil over his alleged involvement with a fake currency circulation, drug and human trafficking gang, the Hindu newspaper reported.

After rounding up the 10-member gang during the month-long operation, the Indian Police have recommended the detention of the four accused, including the Sri Lankan Tamil, who had acted as masterminds in the case, under the NSA, the police said.

The four accused – B. Yasar Arafat (32) from Pamban, M. Munis alias Murugan (27) from Rameswaram, D. Robert (32) from Pamban and Markas alias Siva (30), the Sri Lankan refugee in Adiyanoortu camp in Didigul, had acted as the brains behind the illegal act, posing a threat to national security, the police said.

The gang had been involved in smuggling of ganja and human trafficking, the police said, adding that in the last operation in July, they had smuggled about 36 kg of ganja to Sri Lanka and received in return, fake currencies with a total face value of Rs. 9.5 lakh from Amalan, a Lankan Tamil in Sri Lanka.

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