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Published on - 8/4/2008

Tigers have Shifted Smuggling base to Kerala: Tamil Nadu DGP

FACED WITH STRICT vigilance along the Tamil Nadu coast and continuous monitoring of LTTE sympathizers in the state, the Tamil Tigers have shifted their smuggling base to Kerala, said Tamil Nadu DGP K. P. Jain.

He said this at a press meeting held on Thursday in response to a question on increasing LTTE activities in the state. Besides, Jain pointed to the arrest of a sea Tiger, Daniel alias Thambianna of Kilinochchi, who operated their entire smuggling activities from Tamil Nadu.

Recalling that police seized a boat built by the LTTE at Munambam near Kochi for smuggling, a senior police officer told this website's newspaper that the Tigers used Kochi and Tiruvananthapuram coasts for building their boats.

The two states are not engaged in any joint operations to curb LTTE activities, the senior police officer said adding that the Tigers used Maldives as well due to its proximity to North Sri Lanka.

Terrorist activities is 'under control' Jain said, the recent arrests showed that terrorist activities were well under control in the State.

About the seizure of SIM cards and mobile phone from Abdullah in Puzhal Jail, he said a special vigilance team had been formed in the jails and several cell phones were already seized.

(Courtesy: Daily Mirror)