Saturday, May 27, 2017

4 Brits nabbed at Mumbai airport for human trafficking helped 5 Lankans fly to UK earlier: Chargesheet

Mumbai: The four UK nationals nabbed from Mumbai airport on March 10 for trafficking four Sri Lankans, had helped five others from the island nation fly to London, similarly, using fake Indian passports earlier this year, the chargesheet filed by Sahar police says.
On March 10, the eight foreign nationals were caught at the boarding gates of the international and domestic sections of Terminal 2, where the UK nationals gave their boarding passes for a London flight to the Sri Lankans, who, in turn, gave them their boarding passes for an Ahmedabad flight. "The chargesheet mentions that the Sri Lankans had got fake Indian passports in the name of the UK nationals, but with Chennai addresses," said an investigator. The 678-page chargesheet was filed in the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court on May 12.
"The racket was busted when immigration officials received a tip-off that a few foreigners had skipped immigration checks and they alerted all boarding gates," said a police officer. "The officials at Gate No. 78 in the international section stopped the Sri Lankans as the boarding passes they were carrying had British-sounding names."
27/05/17 Times of India
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