Navy detains 51 during illegal migration attempt

Fifty-one people who were suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country were taken into custody by the Sri Lanka Navy during a search operation carried out in the eastern seas this morning. 

Among the apprehended individuals were 41 males including 06 persons involved in this racket, 05 females and 05 children. Along with the suspects, the fishing vessel used for this illegal act was also held by the Navy.

The suspects held in this operation are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Gampaha and Ratnapura, who are from 05 to 56 years of age. They will be handed over to the Trincomalee Harbour Police for onward legal proceedings.

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