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Five Indian poachers held

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 05 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler belonging to them for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters.

The apprehension was made by the Northern Naval Command, during a patrol conducted in the sea area northwest of the Kovilam Point.

The group of Indian fishermen were poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters by the time the apprehension was made. Subsequently, the apprehended fishermen were escorted to SLNS ‘Uththara’ and the seized trawler was brought to SLNS ‘Elara’

The group of fishermen are expected to be handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward action, after a medical examination.

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