Key accused in trafficking of Lankan Tamils arrested

A 42-year old man, prime accused in the alleged human trafficking racket of Sri Lankan Tamils, including women and children, was arrested here on Tuesday, police said.

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2010, 23:59 PM IST

Kochi: A 42-year old man, prime accused in
the alleged human trafficking racket of Sri Lankan Tamils,
including women and children, was arrested here on Tuesday, police
said.

Antony Miller is a native of Colachel in Kanyakumari
District of Tamil Nadu, they said.
A group of 38 Sri Lankan Tamils, including five women and
as many children, were detained on May 7 after they were found
staying in a lodge at Kollam without valid documents. It was
discovered that they were brought there for human trafficking,
police said.

One of them, Dennis alias Kumar, was arrested on May 10
after he was found to be linked to a local travel firm which
had offered to take them to foreign countries.
While some of the Sri Lankans had come through the sea
route through Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, others arrived in
Kerala by flight through Kochi.

The Lankan Tamils were later sent to refugee camps in
Tamil Nadu.

PTI