The Canada Border Services Agency says that the detention of the more than 300 Tamil migrants that arrived on the coast of B.C. last August has so far cost $18-million. In all, 107 Tamil migrants remain in custody, and only five have been indirectly linked to the Tamil Tiger fighters, classified as a terrorist group under Canadian law. Canada Border Services said that the total cost of detention per person is about $190 per day.
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