Embassy officer in Oman interdicted over human trafficking ring: Minister
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Embassy officer in Oman interdicted over human trafficking ring: Minister

Embassy officer in Oman interdicted over human trafficking ring: Minister

 

The third officer of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Oman who is accused of being involved in the human trafficking syndicate has been interdicted, Minister of Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara says. 


The officer in question will be placed under arrest upon arrival to Sri Lanka for further investigations, the lawmaker said further. Initiating a probe in this regard, a three-member team of the CID, led by the director of Human Trafficking, Smuggling Investigation and Maritime Crime Investigation Division, flew out to Oman on October 03. 


The investigation officers, after recording statements from Sri Lankan women who are sheltered at a safe house belonging to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Muscat, uncovered that they had arrived in Oman on tourist visas. Meanwhile, a female representative of a foreign employment agency in Sri Lanka linked to the human trafficking ring was taken into custody after surrendering to the CID yesterday.

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