9 Indians held in Sri Lanka for staying without visa

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Colombo: As many as nine Indians have been arrested in Sri Lanka’s Uva province for allegedly staying in the country without a visa, according to a media report.

The accused, who are mostly in the late 20s, were arrested after the police received information on their illegal stay in the island nation, the Daily News reported. The suspects will be produced before the Nuwara Eliya Magistrate’s Court today, the report said quoting a police official.

In another incident, an Indian national was arrested from the national capital’s Bandaranaike International Airport with 1 kg of cocaine worth Rs15 million in the international market, the Colombo Gazette reported.

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