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Malaysia foils smuggling of 131 Sri Lankan immigrants

May 6, 2018 2:41 AM
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, smashing a large human smuggling ring that has been operating for a year.

Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of southern Johor state, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in a statement Saturday.

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