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Palm Beach police in the US turned over six men from Sri Lanka to the U.S. Border Patrol today after noticing them walking down the street in wet pants, police said.

According to spokesman Sgt. Curtis Krauel, a patrol officer noticed the men at 6:40 a.m. (Tuesday) heading south at County Road near Seminole Avenue.

All six were between the ages of 20 and 40. They all appeared to be good health, police said.

Their pant legs were wet up to their knees, leading police to believe they had been dropped off by a boat, though no boat was found.

They had Sri Lankan currency and U.S. cash on them, and indicated they did not speak English, according to police. They were not carrying any bags but they did have cell phones. Police also said the men did not provide information about themselves to investigators. (Palm Beach Daily News)

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  • thusi Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:26 AM

    Bogus asylum seekeres...

    Deepal Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:26 AM

    Hope local authorities will seek assistance through Interpol to establish whereabouts of the Kingpin.

    channa Wednesday, 28 July 2010 10:20 AM

    At least Learn English before you go to US......

    Smart Aleck Wednesday, 28 July 2010 10:19 AM

    Unable to speak English ? Enna Aiyya? That is only till they get clearance and join the Diaspora!

    Saradial Wednesday, 28 July 2010 06:24 AM

    Wow! how US cops are vigilant, will our cops learn from them?

    sandman Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:39 AM

    Such stupid people, deserve what they got !!!

    INDIKA Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:30 AM

    Why don't you join them ?

    JOSEPH Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:15 AM

    ha ha. remember roe.vs. wade? obviously these guys waded ;-)

    Lankan Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:45 AM

    Smart thinking by the Police. What are they going to do in USA being unable to speak in English?

    Bird Eye Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:38 AM

    Use Lankan method to interrogate, they will suddenly go bilingual and spill all the information you need.

    raj Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:11 PM

    who are they? Are they from any spy agency from any government?

    Roshan Wednesday, 28 July 2010 03:55 AM

    Yes, even in SriLanka you are not allowed to walk in the street with wet pants.

    Babanis Wednesday, 28 July 2010 03:51 AM

    Well said sir. The rule of the jungle.

    a Wednesday, 28 July 2010 03:41 AM

    Obviously the police thought they swam all the way.

    Hettiarachi Wednesday, 28 July 2010 03:33 AM

    What happened to our country? Like From North Korea, and Cuba; our people are escaping the regime & corruption. God save Sri Lanka!!

    Ping Pong Wednesday, 28 July 2010 03:28 AM

    Wanderers from wonderland in Asia.?

    Babanis Wednesday, 28 July 2010 02:45 AM

    Where called wet backs, now it is wet legs

    Palitha Heenthotuwa Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:57 AM

    Calls for another death fast. Wimal, over to you.

    perera007 Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:22 PM

    Ha .. ha .. being arrested for walking with wet pants?

    Desiboy Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:57 PM

    The question is how they got to Florida?


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