Two travel agents held in Jalandhar for illegally sending people to US

Jalandhar, Jan. 19 (ANI): The police arrested two travel agents in Punjab for illegally sending people to the United States after a tragic boat accident near Panama claimed nearly 22 lives.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Arpit Shukla, said the investigation was underway and more arrests were likely as they suspected involvement of more people in the crime.

“A survivor named Jaswindar, who was with the victims, got a mobile from somewhere and telephoned his family that 21-22 youngsters were present in the boat that capsized. All of them are dead,” Shukla said in Punjab’s Jalandhar town.

Families claimed that the victims had paid nearly two million rupees to travel agents for immigration to the United States. (ANI)

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