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Navy apprehends Indian fishermen for poaching in Lankan waters

Navy apprehends Indian fishermen for poaching in Lankan waters
July 12
15:41 2019

(UTV|COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka Navy apprehended a group of Indian fishermen who engaged in fishing illegally in Sri Lankan territorial waters with their fishing craft (Dhow) on Thursday (11).

A Fast Gun Boat attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended these Indian fishermen who had trespassed about 3 nautical miles into the Sri Lankan territorial waters for poaching. The apprehended fishermen were brought to the naval base SLNS Elara.

Among the Indian poachers, there were 5 persons aged 62, 48, 39, 27, 22 and also a 12-years-old child. After a basic medical check-up they are due to be handed over to the Fisheries Inspectorate in Jaffna for onward legal action.

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