Sri Lanka Police STF arrested 21 people who were preparing to travel overseas illegally by boat during raids carried out in Kaththankudi area.

The suspects were identified as residents of Trincomalee, Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya. The group of suspects were handed over to the Kaththankudi Police for further investigations.

Officials urge the public to refrain from risking their lives and property by being caught in the tricks of smugglers who are persuading to proceed to foreign countries by treacherous sea voyages.