Myanmar authorities have arrested 15 Indians for crossing the India-Myanmar border illegally while on their way to Yangon, a media report said.
A joint team of army, police and immigration officials posted in Khampat town, 39 km southeast of the border town of Tamu, arrested the Indians who identified themselves as residents of Silchar town in Assam.
Immigration officials in Tamu said documents written in Arabic were found in the possession of the arrested Indians.
Mizzima News quoted Myanmarese officials as saying that the case has been forwarded to higher authorities and rejected the request of Indian officials to release the detainees.
The Indians were reported to have been taken to Kalaymyo town, about 90 km southeast of Tamu.