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Navy holds two with diving gear stored in temporary hut

SL Navy held two persons with diving gear which had been stored without a permit for diving, on a temporary hut built in shallow waters, during a search operation carried out in the sea area off  Walaipadu on Wednesday.

The Navy has been conducting regular patrols in island’s waters for the prevention of illegal fishing practices to secure the marine resources. As an extension of these operations, a Naval vessel attached to the North Central Naval Command on patrol in the seas off Walaipadu, held these two persons who had stored equipment used for diving without holding a permit, on a temporary hut built in shallow waters. Along with the persons 15 oxygen cylinders, three regulators, one diving mask, one sword and a few other diving equipment were seized by the Navy.

The suspects are residents of Walaipadu area aged 19 and 43 and they along with the seized items were handed over to Jepuram Police for further investigation.

 

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