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Bail rejected for migrant smuggler

Feb 9, 2011 3:34:21 AM - itnnews.lk

The Colombo High Court has rejected bail for a top migrant smuggler who had been sending persons abroad through illegal means.

The suspect is in remand custody. He had forwarded a bail application through a lawyer. However, the Colombo High Court has turned down the request. Making submissions against the bail request, the Attorney General had said that the suspect is already facing nine cases for sending persons abroad illegally. The Attorney General said if he was enlarged on bail there was a possibility of fleeing the country. Accordingly the bail application of the suspect was rejected.