Sri Lankan nationals among 10 held in Kochi

cherai-map.jpg.image.784.410Sri Lankan refugees are among the 10 people detained by police from a homestay at Cherai in Kochi, India.

Munambam police conducted raids at the homestay on Wednesday night following a tip-off from intelligence agencies.

It is suspected that the detainees arrived in Munambam as part of human trafficking racket. Some of them are from Tamil Nadu, Manorama news reported

The police conducted raid after signals from the mobile phones of some inmates of a camp for Sri Lankan refugees were received in Cherai area. The detainees did not have any travel documents, sources said.