Navy nabs 26 suspects in migration attempt

Navy personal nabbed 26 suspects along with a dinghy and a local multiday fishing trawler during a patrol off Veththalakerni in northern waters on September 15 and 16 on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea.

The Inshore Petrol Craft P 166 and P 178 attached to the Northern Naval Command having spotted a dinghy in the sea area searched it on the night of September 15 and apprehended 21 individuals who are suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country by sea.

Among the apprehended persons were 12 males including the boat operator and four females over 18 years and five more individuals below 18 years. Navy also seized the dinghy.

The P 178 further intercepted a local multiday fishing trawler with five operators off Veththalakerni. The trawler has remained in the sea area to take the group of individuals by illegal means to a foreign country.

The 26 suspects are residents of Pooneryn, Uduththurei, Ottamawadu and Valaichchenai. Together with the dinghy and multiday fishing trawler, they will be handed over to Maradankeni Police, Jaffna.

by dailynews sri lanka

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