13 Chinese nationals nabbed for over staying visa

Thirteen Chinese nationals including nine women had been arrested in a lounge at Mount Lavinia last night by the Special Task Force (STF) officers for overstaying and violating visa regulations the Police said.

They said the raid was conducted following a tip-off to the Pugoda STF officers.

During the arrest, the STF found 10,300 illegal cigarettes in the possession of a suspect. The suspects had been taken to the Mount Lavinia a Police Station for further investigations.

“The suspects were between the ages 20 to 40 and they would be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate today,” an officer said.

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