Navy apprehends person with a stock of turtle flesh | Daily News


 

Navy apprehends person with a stock of turtle flesh

The Navy apprehended a suspect with a stock of turtle flesh during a search operation conducted in Iluppukadawai area.

“The Navy is playing a pivotal role in preservation of ocean resources in the territorial waters of the island.

It observed a suspicious fishing boat during an operation conducted in Iluppukadawai area. When searching the boat, the Navy found about 25kg of turtle flesh inside it.

The stock of turtle flesh was taken into naval custody along with the suspect onboard and fishing gears,” the Navy said in a press release.

The suspect has been identified as a resident of the same area, aged 39.

The stock of turtle flesh, suspect and fishing gears were handed over to the Office of the Fisheries Inspector-Vedithalativu for further action.

 


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