Navy apprehends 05 Indian fishermen for poaching in northern waters

Navy apprehends 05 Indian fishermen for poaching in northern waters

Navy apprehends 05 Indian fishermen for poaching in northern waters

Written by Staff Writer

19 Sep, 2019 | 10:20 am

Colombo (News 1st): Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 5 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday (September 18). They were arrested by the Northern Naval Command, during a patrol conducted in the sea area northwest of the Kovilam Point.

The apprehended fishermen were escorted to SLNS ‘Uththara’ and the seized trawler was towed by SLNS ‘Elara’.

The group of fishermen will be handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward action, after a medical examination.

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