The Sri Lanka Navy arrested another group of 51 individuals for attempted illegal migration to Australia.
The group were arrested in seas off Trincomalee during a Navy search operation last night.
The apprehended individuals include 41 males including six persons involved in this racket, five females and five children.
They will be handed over to the Trincomalee Harbour Police for further legal action.
The suspects arrested through the operation are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Gampaha and Ratnapura, aging between 05 to 56 years.
Meanwhile, a coordinated operation mounted by the Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Police in Marawila yesterday, lead to the apprehension of 24 individuals, suspected to have planned to illegally migrate from the country.
They were apprehended while staying at a lodge in the locality, awaiting to migrate from the island by sea.
The group consisted of 08 males, 06 females and 10 children.
Further, the raiding party also nabbed the lodge keeper who provided accommodation for the group.
The individuals were identified as residents of the Batticaloa, Valaichchenai and Chilaw areas.
The group was handed over to the Marawila Police for further legal action.