The Colombo Fraud Investigations Unit has uncovered details of a human trafficking ring that was sending people to Australia illegally.
The unit raided a lodge in Kotahena and arrested 06 persons.
Upon questioning it was revealed that they were attempting to leave for Australia illegally.
The police also arrested one person involved in the trafficking.
Police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana stated that this suspect has also been involved in previous instances of obtaining money from individuals in exchange for sending them abroad.
The arrested are residents of Kotahena, Kilinochchi, Trincomalee, Kytes and Chavakachcheri and were due to leave for Australia via boat.
The police spokesperson added that the men were produced in court and remanded until the 12th of this month.