Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Alex" discovered to be a Toronto gang member

The Police in Toronto recognized "Alex" as Sanjeev Kuhendrarajah who is a Toronto gang member. When a migrant smuggling ship bound for Australia was seized in Indonesian waters last month, 27-year-old Alex stepped forward to speak for the boat people. He said that he was Alex and that aboard the wooden cargo ship were Tamils fleeing Sri Lanka. He spoke in a distinctly Canadian accent.
Kuhendrarajah admitted he had been deported from Canada in 2003 for violent crimes, reported the National Post.

At Australia has been trying to figure out how to handle similar migrant ships headed its way. At Australia's request, the Indonesian Navy intercepted a boatload of 255 Sri Lankans early last month and brought them to Merak, in Western Java. Australia is reluctant to admit the asylum seekers, and the discovery that a convicted Toronto gang member is on board may only make matters worse.

During his 16 years in Canada, Kuhendrarajah had participated in a campaign of alleged violence against Tamils as a member of AK Kannan, a Tamil street gang behind a rash of drive-by shootings in Toronto.

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