Written by Teena Marian
23 Sep, 2022 | 12:37 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 12 persons who are suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea.
The apprehension was made during a special operation conducted in the beach area of Oluthuduwai, Mannar yesterday (22).
Sri Lanka Navy conducts regular search operations and patrols in coastal as well as sea areas around the island to thwart illegal activities stemming from sea routes.
In a similar operation conducted by SLNS Gajaba in the North Central Naval Command, this group of would-be illegal immigrants was nabbed, whilst they were suspiciously wandering in the Oluthuduwai beach area in the dark hours yesterday (22).
Among the apprehended persons were 02 males and 03 females over 18 years and 07 more individuals who are below 18 years of age.
The persons held during the special operation were identified as residents of the Vedithalathiv area.
The suspects were handed over to the Mannar Police for onward legal proceedings.
In the backdrop where human smugglers organize this nature of rackets to make fast money, the Navy urges the public to refrain from risking their lives by engaging in such activities and be victims before the law.
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