Canadian sentenced, tried to smuggle humans into Miami

A Canadian national and indigenous of Sri Lanka attempted to get six Sri Lankans to Canada the long way, through Miami. In its place, their journey finished in Turks and Caicos and his will close in U.S. federal prison.

Sri Kajamukam Chelliah, also known as “Mohan” and “Richie,” was sentenced to two yrs, 8 months Monday after pleading responsible in Miami federal court docket to conspiracy to carry aliens into the United States.

In accordance to Chelliah’s admission of details with his guilty plea, over the program of virtually two several years, Oct 2017 by way of September 2019, Chelliah smuggled six Sri Lankans the 9,800 miles to Haiti. He had them picked up at the Port-au-Prince airport and taken to a hotel. The program put them on a boat from Haiti to Turks and Caicos, then from there to the Bahamas and from the Bahamas to Miami.

Chelliah and his six customers boarded a Haitian sloop on Oct. 10, 2019, with 147 other people today. Turks and Caicos authorities halted the boat.

Chelliah bought 9 months in Turks and Caicos jail for unlawful entry and assisting unlawful entry. The new sentence will run concurrent with that just one.

When it runs out, Chelliah will be the 1 who receives into the United States — to provide the rest of his sentence.

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