As many as 28 Sri Lankan refugees, trying to flee to Australia in a boat, were apprehended by the ‘Q’ branch police near Cuddalore yesterday.
A total of 28 Lankan refugees from various camps in Tamil Nadu had gathered in Cuddalore to escape to Australia.
According to sources, some agents in Tamil Nadu had organised the trip after charging the refugees for it.
Of the 28, one refugee was from Tiruchy, six from Erode, one from Coimbatore, three from Pollachi, two from Mandapam, three were from Thiruvallur and the remaining were from other places.
Sources said all the refugees were to be sent back to their camps after the police interrogation.