Navy arrest 13 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Navy arrest 13 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Navy arrest 13 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Written by Staff Writer

21 Feb, 2019 | 10:57 am

Colombo (News 1st): Thirteen Indian fishermen who were poaching in Sri Lankan waters were apprehended by the Navy yesterday (Feb 20).

Accordingly, five Indian fishermen aboard a trawler in the seas north-west to Karaithivu island and eight fishermen aboard two trawlers in the seas west to Delft island were taken into naval custody. The apprehended Indian fishermen were brought to SLNS Elara in Karainagar and after a basic medical test, they were handed over to Kankesanthurai Police for further legal action.

Thirty-one such Indian poachers in Sri Lankan waters along with five trawlers have been apprehended during the past two months.

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