The Somalians, who are known for their piracy, had lost their way in sea and reached Karnataka-Goa border, they were mistakenly treated as gues1ts without knowing their real identity.
They had landed at Kumta near Gokarna on Karnataka-Goa border, informed a senior intelligence officer.
"For lack of information or sheer ignorance, the police and the local authorities extended all help and support to them, including board and lodging.
Since language was a problem, they even took the help of some translators. Later, the two were sent to Bengaluru from where they were flew back to Somalia on government-paid tickets," the officer said.
"Even now, though the MHA is pumping in hundreds of crores of rupees post-26/11 for beefing up coastal security, there remains only one police station which can register anti-piracy cases in the entire western coast of India stretching from Gujarat to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu," he added.