The Navy said that 53 people were arrested from Trincomalee and Mannar along with two smugglers who tried to illegally migrate to a foreign country by sea.
This group has been arrested in Trincomalee Erakkandi and Mannar Talpadu sea areas. The group has been arrested in a joint operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy Vijayaba Institute belonging to the Eastern Naval Command and the Kuchchaveli Police.
The navy said that 46 persons were arrested in the n Erakkandi area and they are aged between 1 and 52 years the suspects are residents of the Kinnia, Muthur and Kumburupiddy areas.
Meanwhile, during a special search operation conducted in Talpadu beach area of Mannar, 07 people suspected of trying to migrate illegally to another country by using a dinghy were arrested.