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Plan to transport refugees to NZ foiled

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 2/07/2016

A plan to ferry more than 100 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to New Zealand has been busted in India.

Two men have been arrested, and a boat and three vans seized, the Colombo Gazette reports.

Coastal Security Group sources told the Hindu the pair were charging Tamils living in refugee camps in India as much as $NZ4150 to smuggle them to New Zealand.

Stores for the long journey were found on the boat.

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