Three CID teams sent to stop illegal crossings

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CID has deployed three teams to specific locations in the Northern Province to stop illegal crossings to India through Sri Lankan waters, informed sources said.

According to CID sources these teams will be deployed in Trincomalee, Mannar and Jaffna Districts to probe people fleeing to India unlawfully via such sea routes.

CID sources added that its teams from the Human Smuggling Investigation Unit and Oceanic Crimes Division had been deployed.

Also, CID stated that so far around 60 people had fled to India via illegal routes while the Sri Lankan Navy had also taken measures to combat the activity.

By Keerthi Mendis