By Jude Samantha
Fourteen people -- nine from Jaffna and five from Mudukattuwa and Marawila who were about to set sail to Australia in a trawler were arrested by the Marawila police.
Inquiries revealed that the youth had abandoned the journey and drifted ashore at Marawila when the trawler had developed engine trouble. They were hiding in a house until the engine was repaired when the police arrested them.
Marawila police are on the look-out for a man from Katuneriya who was behind the racket and the trawler crew. The suspects were to be produced in court last morning.