Human trafficking racket: CID arrests female suspect

By Norman Palihawadane

The CID took into custody a woman wanted in connection with the human trafficking ring involved in the alleged sex slavery racket of Sri Lankan women in Oman.

 Police headquarters sources said that the CID had issued summons to the woman as part of the ongoing investigations into the human trafficking ring.

 Police said the 49-year-old woman had been arrested after her surrender to the CID through her lawyers yesterday.

 Police headquarters said that multiple arrests had been made thus far in connection with the human trafficking racket where Sri Lankan women were illegally sent to Middle Eastern countries such as Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on visit visas and then sold for sex.

The main suspect in the human trafficking ring was arrested on Saturday (19) at the Bandaranaike International Airport. He has been remanded until Nov 24, after being produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s court.

A local agent of the chief suspect involved in the human trafficking ring was arrested by the CID on Sunday (20). He has been ordered to be remanded until 01 December after being produced before the Fort Magistrate’s Court.

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Source:: The Island