Sri Lanka’s navy Tuesday detained 90 people illegally travelling in a trawler bound for the French territory of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, a spokesman said.

Commander Dinesh Bandara said the fishing boat was seized off Sri Lanka’s west coast and was being escorted to Colombo with 89 men and a woman on board.

“Preliminary investigations suggest that the boat was heading to Reunion Island,” Bandara told AFP. “From there, they may have planned to move to another destination.”

Source: Seychelles News Agency