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Sri Lanka: Navy assists apprehension of 06 persons engaged in illegal acts June 13,2018   |  Source: Navy LK

Six (06) persons who engaged in illegal acts at several locations in the island were apprehended by Sri Lanka Navy during the past few days. The suspects were held for engaging in illegal fishing and possession of drugs. On information received by the North Central Naval Command, a person who engaged in fishing using explosives was apprehended in South Bar area on 4th June. A dinghy and 162kg of illegally caught fish were also taken into naval custody. The suspect along with the dinghy and fish stock was handed over to the Mannar Directorate of Fisheries for onward legal action.

Meanwhile, naval troops attached to the Eastern Naval Command, on routine patrol, found 02 unauthorized fishing nets and 13 other nets laid in restricted fishing zones of the Batticaloa lagoon, on 5th June. The apprehended nets were handed over to Assistant Director of Fisheries of Batticaloa for further action. Based on information received by the North Central Naval Command, a group of naval personnel recovered 8 gunny bags of Tendu leaves (wrappings for Beedi) from the 7th sand dunes in Mannar on 05th June. The recovered bags contained 502.59kg of Tendu leaves and it is suspected that they might have been brought to the country from India via sea. The stock was handed over to the Jaffna Customs for

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