CID Initiates Probe into Child Trafficking Syndicate Targeting Minors
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched an investigation into a distressing child trafficking syndicate following a grave complaint lodged by the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration.
As outlined in a recent police statement, the CID’s Human Trafficking, Smuggling, and Maritime Crimes Division is conducting an extensive inquiry into the reported activities.
Preliminary findings suggest that the syndicate specifically targets Tamil children under the age of 18 residing in the North and East regions.
Allegedly, these minors are transported to Malaysia using legitimate passports, subsequently being ferried to countries like France, the UK, and others through the use of falsified travel documents.
Law enforcement authorities have revealed that a group of 13 children has already been dispatched to Malaysia as part of this trafficking operation. The police suspect the involvement of a broker facilitating these illicit activities.