Five Indian nationals who had escaped from the Colombo suburban detention centre where they were held for their alleged involvement in a kidney racket have been remanded to police custody till November 24.
They were recaptured by the Pesalai police in Thalaimannar in the northeast on Friday and produced before the Mannar magistrate, police said. About eight Indian nationals were arrested on March 4 for violating visa conditions. They were later found to be involved in illegal kidney transplants in Colombo hospitals.
They were detained at the Mirihana detention Center after producing them before the Colombo magistrate’s court. One of the suspects had escaped from the detention centre earlier and fled to India. The others had escaped the Mirihna detention centre last week.