Five persons were suspected to have arrived onboard a high-speed fiber glass boat from Sri Lanka that was found abandoned at a coastal village near in Rameswaram last week, a top Tamil Nadu police sources stated.
The high-speed boat fitted with a powerful outboard motor and registered in Sri Lanka was found Narikuzhi village by coastal marine police on October 13.
The ADGP Shailendra Babu, who came Rameswaram to inspect the Coastal areas, said that the patrolling of the coastal areas would improve further with the proposal to buy Rs 20 crore patrol boat shortly.
Besides, a strength of the Coastal Marine police would be increased at nearby Olaikuda area from where smuggling of ganja had been reported, he said.
He warned that those indulged in ganja smuggling or any other goods to Sri Lanka would be detained under non-bailable offence.