CID identifies three suspects in trafficking of Sri Lankans to Myanmar
Colombo (LNW): The Human Trafficking, Human Smuggling, and Maritime Crimes Division of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have identified three individuals involved in the trafficking of Sri Lankans to Myanmar.
Through comprehensive investigations, the suspects, residents of Aralaganwila, Wathuregama, and Dorathiyawa, were located, but they have reportedly fled the areas.
According to CID reports, these individuals facilitated the travel of a group of Sri Lankans to Myanmar using visit visas.
Recent reports highlighted that 56 Sri Lankans are forcibly detained in a Burmese terrorist camp, working as cyber slaves. Three escapees, who managed to return to Sri Lanka, provided statements to the CID.
The escapees, comprising four young men and a young woman, had initially travelled to Myanmar in April 2023 with the expectation of working as Data Entry Operators but returned to Sri Lanka on November 4, 2023, following their escape.
Investigations are ongoing to unravel the complexities of this human trafficking network and address the welfare of the victims.