Seven Sri Lankan Tamil refugees reached Tamil Nadu’s Dhanushkodi on Friday on board an illegal ferry, police said.
Locals in Mandapam noticed them and contacted the Coastal Security Police, who arrived on the scene and arrested them.
According to police sources, the migrants would be housed at the Mandapam refugee camp.
The seven persons are from two families, according to the Coastal Security Police. Dossnavis (40), his wife Rajini (38), and their three children are from Vavuniya, while Mathiya (40) is from Trincomalee and has a seven-year-old son.
With the latest arrivals, the total number of Sri Lankan refugees who have reached Indian shores since the economic crisis emerged in the island nation has reached 90.
(with inputs from IANS)