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A new plot to smuggle up to 250 Tamil refugees from West Germany to Canada by ship has been uncovered, police and Tamil sources in Hamburg said. They said that Bonn has alerted Canada to the plan but that the organizers might still go ahead with their operation from another European port, possibly Dutch. Last August, 155 Tamils, fleeing ethnic violence in Sri Lanka, were set adrift in lifeboats by a West German ship off Newfoundland. They are now living in eastern Canada.

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