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SRI LANKA COAST GUARD APPREHENDED A BOAT CARRYING ILLEGAL MIGRANTS IN THE NORTHERN WATERS

Sri Lanka Coast Guard craft(CG40) apprehended an Indian fishing boat transferring thirty Myanmar people including 16 children, 07 women and 07 men on 30th April 2017 around 1000 hrs in the Northern waters.

Coast Guard Patrol Boat detected and intercepted a suspicious boat crossing the IMBL and entering into the Sri Lankan territorial waters. On questioning, it was revealed that two Indians were allegedly involved in an illegal human smuggling. Subsequently, boat was arrested and brought to the Kankasanthurai harbour and suspects were handed over to the police station -Kankasanthurai for further investigation.