6 Indians arrested for poaching in SL waters

2019-07-12 at 16:24

The Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended a group of Indian fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday.

A Fast Gun Boat attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended the Indian fishermen who trespassed 3 nautical miles into the Sri Lankan territorial waters for poaching.

The apprehended fishermen were brought to the naval base Elara.

The five Indian poachers are 62, 48, 39, 27 and 22 years of age while among them is also a 12 year old child.

After a basic medical check-up the group will be handed over to the Fisheries Inspectorate in Jaffna for legal action.