Human trafficking to Oman: female suspect surrenders to CID

A female suspect who is allegedly also involved in the human trafficking racket to Oman, has been arrested after surrendering to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Colombo.

She had surrendered to the Human Trafficking, Smuggling and Maritime Crime Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Department.

She has reportedly been identified as one of the main suspects operating from Sri Lanka, in relation to the racket. 

The Human Trafficking, Smuggling and Maritime Crime Investigation Division of the CID had initiated an extensive investigation into the incident of human trafficking to Oman, under the direct supervision of the Director of the relevant division in CID, SSP Samarakoon Banda.

Accordingly, information had been uncovered regarding a female representative of a foreign employment agency in Sri Lanka related to human trafficking.

The suspected woman, identified as Asha Dissanayake, is a resident of Dambulla while she had been in hiding for the last couple of days, while investigations were underway to arrest her.

The woman, who had been evading arrest for several days, had surrendered to CID this morning (Nov. 21) through two attorneys. 

It is reported that the CID is currently recording statements from her.

Meanwhile the local agent of the main suspect involved in human trafficking to Dubai and Oman was arrested by the CID last morning (Nov. 20) and was ordered to be remanded until December 01 after being produced before Fort Magistrate’s Court.

Earlier, the main suspect of the human trafficking ring through which Sri Lankan women were illegally sent to Middle Eastern countries such as Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had been remanded until November 24 following his arrest on November 19.

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