Suspect apprehended with 4,017 conch shells | Daily News


Suspect apprehended with 4,017 conch shells

Naval personnel apprehended a suspect transferring conch shells by illegal means in Thalaimannar area yesterday.

A group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Area had intercepted a cab travelling from Thalaimannar to Pesalai, at the Thalaimannar road block and apprehended a suspect transferring 1,645 conch shells in the vehicle.

During further interrogation, naval personnel managed to find another 2,372 conch shells from the house of the suspect.

The apprehended person is a resident of Pesalai in Mannar, aged 51.

The suspect along with the stock of conch and vehicle was handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Mannar for onward action.

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