Thursday, 24th June 2021

Lankan Navy arrests 4 fishermen along with vessel on suspicion

Colombo, Aug 30 (BAN/ AD): On Friday Lankan navy has arrested 4 fishermen and also seized the fishing vessel. The operation was conducted in the seas off Pulmudai. The navy had conducted routine search on fishing vessels in the sea area off Pulmudai has spotted the suspicious fishing vessel (dinghy).

The persons in fishing vessel tried to escape without complying with Navy’s command. The Navy has fired warning shots and managed to stop the escaping dinghy. Subsequent search carried out revealed that the suspects on the dinghy did not possess a valid fishing license, fishing gear or any other document that could prove their identity. Further, the Navy also found Rs. 50,000 in the possession of the suspects.

The arrested persons are aged 19, 20, 25 and 48 years and their belongings were handed over to the Kuchchaveli Police for onward investigation. Navy regularly conducts search operations of vessels in seas and has curtailed a number of illegal acts.

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