The Canadian Police say they had interviewed almost all the Tamil migrants who arrived by boat. They said they had so far found no evidence of another smuggling ship making its way to Canada.
The Police believe they are getting closer to nabbing the organizers of the smuggling ring who used the rickety MV Sun Sea to bring 492 Tamil migrants to the coast of B.C. this month. They all filed refugee claims. Police suspect the migrants were smuggled in by members of the Tamil Tigers terrorist group to earn funds and bring members to Canada.
Michael McLaughlin of the Canadian Police said there’s nothing to suggest a second smuggling ship is heading for Canada. “We are looking at possible criminal actions that may have occurred during the voyage and on Canadian waters,” McLaughlin said on Tuesday from B.C. He said it may take some time before charges are laid in the case. McLaughlin said the migrants are being interviewed by police, who are collecting forensic evidence from the ship.