RCMP arrest four migrants in human smuggling operation

Globe & Mail

The RCMP has arrested four male Tamil migrants in their 30s under an investigation dubbed “Project Panurgic” – a sweeping, global probe that aims to staunch the flow of undocumented immigrants to Canada’s shores.

Tuesday’s criminal arrests in Toronto – the first since ships of Sri Lankan Tamils began arriving in Canada nearly two years ago – demonstrate that federal authorities are still intent on bringing alleged smugglers to justice. The bust may also lend a sense of urgency to the Conservative government’s pledge to reintroduce tougher human-smuggling legislation in coming days.

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