Detention of Tamil migrants costs $18-million

107 remain in detention; 5 found to have links to Tamil Tigers

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.

The Hill Times

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