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Navy foils illegal migration attempt

The seized boat.
The seized boat.

Naval personnel attached to the Northwestern Naval Command in coordination with the Arachchikattuwa Police foiled a human smuggling attempt arresting 32 persons and a trawler last Thursday.

A suspicious boat movement had been observed by the Navy in the seas off the Naguleliya coast. The Navy had deployed an Inshore Patrol Craft to intercept the suspicious trawler and apprehended the suspects onboard. The suspects have been identified as residents of Udappuwa, Mannar and Jaffna area and it is believed that they were on an illegal migration attempt to Australia via sea.


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