Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Rameswaram, to inaugurate a memorial of former President late APJ Abdul Kalam, a Pakistani national has been arrested in Ervadi village.
His arrest which comes three days before the event, is due to the lack of proper documents, reports TNIE.
The man identified as Mohammed Yunus from Karachi was reportedly arrested from a lodge based on a tip-off that branded him as suspicious.
When police rushed to the spot to conduct an investigation, he allegedly claimed that his name was Kasim Bai and that he was from Sri Lanka.
But upon searching his belongings, police found currency notes from various countries and proof that he had visited places like Mumbai and Rajasthan.
According to reports, he was using fake Aadhaar cards with Ervadi and a place in Bihar as the listed addresses. When police found that he did not have a passport on him either, they informed the Q branch which found his real identity.
Yunus reportedly came to Ervadi to smuggle drugs and had even met dealers in Sri Lanka in April.
He then travelled to Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. He had been planning to return to Sri Lanka in two months.
Police also arrested two other men who had helped Yunus come to India. An inquiry is now on to find out if the trio are Pakistani spies.
They have been remanded in judicial custody.
The Pakistani national was taken to the Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai and the other two have been lodged in Ramanathapuram Jail.