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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Norwegian passport scandal deepens: Daniel Jeya sentenced fo

[b]Norwegian passport scandal deepens: Daniel Jeya sentenced for two years and nine months[/b]

[b]Oslo, 02 May, ([/b] Mike Daniel Jeya was found guilty by Norwegian court yesterday and sent to prison for 2 years and 9 months for human trafficking and being possession of stolen Norwegian passports. Jeya has also confirmed he has been a member of the LTTE.

The District Attorney Jan F. Glent had asked for 4 years imprisonment. He told TV2 that he cannot exclude the possibility of the Norwegian passports been given to the LTTE. The Norwegian Government will also confiscate 297,000 Norwegian kroner from Jeya, money earned from human trafficking. His younger brother was sentenced to 90 days in prison for threatening witnesses. Jeya has also been orderrd to pay court costs.

The passport scandal (1) reveals the success the LTTE intelligence network in Norway and (2) questions the validity of the Norwegian passport as it is easily accessible to known terrorists.

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