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Held over illegal fishing

Naval personnel took six persons into custody with illegal fishing nets in the sea area of Sawaripuram on May 3.

A group of naval personnel attached to the Northwestern Naval Command, during a search operation conducted in the sea area of Sawaripuram, arrested four persons for engaging in fishing activities using unauthorised fishing nets. Meanwhile, the Navy also arrested two suspects who were obstructing the naval duty by objecting the arrest of the above suspects. According to a Navy release, the arrested persons have been identified as residents of Puthukuduirippu in Silawathura, aged from 32 to 47.

The four suspects engaged in illegal fishing with their unauthorised fishing nets were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Mannar for onward action. Meanwhile, the other two suspects who obstructed the naval duty were handed over to the Silawathura Police. 


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