Three Indian nationals on tourist visas were taken into custody while they were engaged in selling textiles in Kalawanchikudi and Ampara.
The men possessed a large number of sarees and shalwars at the time of the arrest. They also found mobile phones and five travelling bags used by them to sell textiles.
They were taken into custody by a patrol team deployed from the Kalawanchikudi and Malwatta camps of the elite Special Task Force (STF).
The STF arrested them after they received a tip off from the public about the three Indians engaged in doing business. They were handed over to the Kalawanchikudi and Ampara police for further investigations. (Supun Dias)