Six arrested preparing to go to Australia

The police arrested six people in Negombo who were preparing to go to Australia by boat illegally last night, the police media unit said.

According to the police the people arrested were residents of Jaffna and had been assisted to make the illegal journey by four other.

The police said that the six people as well as the other four were arrested by the tourist police and were handed over to the Negombo police for further investigations.

They are to be produced in court today.