Spanish couple arrested for human smuggling

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/03
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) The National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Friday that a Spanish couple who allegedly tried to smuggle two young Sri Lankans out of Taiwan to Canada were arrested on Thursday.

The suspects were arrested at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport when they attempted to flee the country after coming under investigation following the arrest of the Sri Lankans on June 28, NIA officials said.

The trail to the Spaniards began when the Sri Lankans — an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman — pretended to be transit passengers en route to Vancouver with fake Indian passports and Canadian visas, officials said.     [FULL  STORY]

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