Sri Lanka arrests 67 people suspected of traveling to Australia | app

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Sri Lankan navy said Tuesday it has arrested 67 people it says were trying to cross to Australia illegally by sea.

The navy said in a statement that 12 men were first arrested near the port town of Trincomalee, 260 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of the capital Colombo on Monday and, after questioning them, intercepted 55 other persons traveling on a fishing vessel. He said the people were between the ages of 3 and 53 and five of them are suspected of being part of a smuggling ring.

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