Sea marshal service weapons dropped into the sea; Navy launches investigation

Sea marshal service weapons dropped into the sea; Navy launches investigation

Sea marshal service weapons dropped into the sea; Navy launches investigation

Written by Zulfick Farzan

31 May, 2021 | 11:18 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sri Lanka Navy said an investigation is currently underway over an incident where 36 weapons and ammunition, that were taken to provide security to a vessel anchored off the Galle Seas, had dropped into the ocean.

Navy Spokesperson Captain Indika De Silva speaking to News 1st said the weapons and ammunition were being taken to the LIBRA II Oil Products Tanker on Sunday (30) evening.

22 weapons were recovered, however, 14 weapons that fell into the sea remain unaccounted for.

These weapons were taken from an armory located in Galle and a representative of the Sri Lanka Navy was on board the transport vessel, it was reported.

Navy Spokesperson Captain Indika De Silva speaking to News 1st said the weapons are owned by an overseas Sea Marshal Service.

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said a complaint was filed with the Galle Police over the incident.

Latest News

Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]