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Lankan Tamil held with US currency in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram (TN) 

A Sri Lankan Tamil was today arrested here for alleged illegal stay in the country and possessing US currency, police said.

Aboorvanathan was spotted near a TASMAC liquor shop by police Inspector Pon Muniyandi, on a routine patrol, who enquired him on suspicion.

He was found carrying over 800 USD without any travel and other necessary document.

During questioning, he told the police that he had come to in 2000 and stayed in and Chennai.

He had married a woman from Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu. Further investigation was on, police said.

First Published: Sun, December 29 2013. 11:35 IST