Five arrested for illegal entry in Mannar seas
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Five arrested for illegal entry in Mannar seas

October 21, 2019   02:32 pm

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Sri Lanka Navy personnel, while conducting routine patrols, have apprehended five individuals for illegally entering the country via the sea route in Mannar seas.

Having spotted a suspected dinghy in the sea area north of Mannar on 20th October, the Navy on patrol has searched the suspicious vessel. 

During the search, the Navy managed to nab 3 illegal immigrants returning to the country. Further, they have been identified as Sri Lankans. 

Apart from that, 02 human traffickers who orchestrated this illegal attempt were also apprehended by the Navy. They are residents of Pesalei and Urumalei areas, aged 30 and 34.

Meanwhile, the 03 illegal immigrants returning to the country have been identified as dwellers of Jaffna, and Mannar districts, aged 28, 37 and 49. Upon accompanying the 05 suspects and their vessel to the naval base SLNS Thammanna, they were handed over to the Talaimannar Police for onward legal action.

Further, one of the suspects has been found to be a former Police officer attached to the Pudukuduirippu Police Station who had migrated to India by illegal means some time ago.

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