Possibility of human trafficking from Kerala coasts, says Intelligence
Kochi: The Intelligence report stated that there is possibility of human trafficking from Kerala coasts to Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Following this, police are on high alert.
According to the report, a team of 45 Sri Lankans arrived in Kerala to cross to Australia. Though the report said that the boat would start on April 6, police believe it has not happened.
The Sri Lankan team is led by former LTTE member Mullaitheev native Rodney.
The police have instructed to inform of any Sri Lankans in hotels, resorts or homestays near Cherayi, Munambam, Pallipuram and Edavanakkad.
Meanwhile, there was no information yet on the team that was trafficked from Munambam two years back. On 2019 January 11 and 12, a team of 243 persons, including 85 children, had left from Munambam in a fishing boat named Devamatha. The abandoned ID cards and bags near the coast helped in identifying the trafficking incident.
Though police arrested 10 persons in connection with the incident, there was no progress in the probe. As no charge sheet was submitted, they were later let off on bail.
The trafficked persons belonged to Delhi and Tamil Nadu. The agents had smuggled them offering jobs.
Kerala police special branch, Tamil Nadu Q branch, IB and Military Intelligence had conducted investigation. It is suspected that they were trafficked to Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Algeria.
Though Interpol had issued blue corner notice, no information was obtained on them.