Wennappuwa Police have arrested 10 persons at a house in Wennapuwa over an attempt to illegally migrate to Australia via a sea route.
The arrest has been made last night (19), based on a tip-off received regarding a suspicious group staying in a house in Thaldeka, Nainamadama in Wennappuwa.
Among the arrested suspects are a married couple and two young children, stated the Police.
The arrestees have been recognized to be residents of the Chilaw-Pallama area.
They will be produced before the Marawila Magistrate’s Court.
Further investigations are carried out by the Wennappuwa Police.