65 would-be illegal immigrants netted in Trinco

TPL | Published: 7:53 PM Oct 12 2021
Local 65 would-be illegal immigrants netted in Trinco

Police have arrested a group of 65 persons while staying at a hotel in Trincomalee with the intention of leaving the country illegally by the sea route.

They include 63 men, one woman and a girl aged four years.

Police say the place was raided on a tip-off received by the national intelligence service.

The would-be immigrants are residents of Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Trincomalee.

TPL | Published: 7:53 PM Oct 12 2021

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