Navy thwarts another illegal migration attempt, 67 individuals held in eastern seas


A naval patrol performed within the japanese seas off Kalmunai (08th July 2022) led to the apprehension of 67 people, suspected to be trying to illegally migrate from the nation by sea, and seizure of an area fishing trawler.


Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting common operations and patrols overlaying the ocean and coastal areas across the island with the intention of suppressing unlawful migration and different types of unlawful actions. Accordingly, Sri Lanka Navy Ship (SLNS) Ranarisi intercepted a suspicious native multiday fishing trawler carrying this group of 67, suspected to be trying to illegally migrate from the nation by sea, whereas patrolling off Kalmunai this morning. Among the many apprehended individuals had been; 53 males together with 06 human smugglers, 06 females and 08 kids. The Navy additionally seized the multiday fishing trawler used for this unlawful act.


The apprehended people who’re from 01 to 56 years of age had been recognized as residents of Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Trincomalee, and Batticaloa. They are going to be handed over to the Trincomalee Harbour Police for onward authorized motion.


For the aim of creating quick cash, smugglers are likely to mislead the harmless and set up this type of unethical enterprise utilizing unsafe vessels. As such, the Navy urges the general public to chorus from risking their lives by participating in perilous sea voyages and be victims earlier than the legislation.


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