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Held with turtle flesh

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended a suspect with a stock of turtle flesh during a search operation conducted in the Iluppukadawai area on Tuesday (11).

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

It observed a suspicious fishing boat during an operation conducted in the Iluppukadawai area. When searching the boat, the Navy recovered about 25 kg of turtle flesh inside it. The stock of turtle flesh was taken into naval custody along with the suspect on board and fishing gears,” the Navy said in a press release.

The 39-year-old suspect has been identified as a resident of the same area. The suspect along with the stock of turtle flesh and fishing gears were handed over to the Office of the Fisheries Inspector - Vedithalativu for further action.


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