A main suspect of human trafficking arrested

Thursday, 12 September 2013 - 19:17


A human trafficker who sent illegal migrant to Australia was arrested by Matara police at the Hospital Road in Kiribathgoda today.


A main suspect of the human trafficking racket, Sarath Lawrence is a resident of Trincomalee.


Police confirmed that Lawrence owned super luxury apartments at the Athurugiriya Millennium City, in Wattala and Kurunegala area.


He had also changed his residency intermittently.


Lawrence was arrested on a tip-off given by the 25 suspects who were arrested in connection with human trafficking in Matara on the 1st of August.


The suspect had come to visit one of his female friends receiving treatment at Kirbathgoda hospital, and police arrested him on his way to the hospital.


Meanwhile police arrested a naval officer and 3 seamen who involved in trafficking people to Australia on the 12th of August.