22 attempting to migrate illegally arrested

2019-02-14 at 15:19

Police have arrested twenty two individuals at a lodge in Siyambalanduwa who were preparing to illegally travel overseas.

Investigations revealed the group was attempting to illegally travel to Reunion Island, France.

Speaking to NewsRadio Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said the arrests were made by the Police Special Task Force and the Sri Lanka Navy.

Meanwhile Police said two individuals identified as the chief suspects were arrested in Tissamaharama and are thought to be residents of Kuliyapitiya and Kandy.