Navy arrests 4 over illegal fishing

2019-09-21 at 20:50

Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended four individuals who engaged in illegal fishing at the Kokilai Lagoon.

The suspects were arrested during a raid carried out by the Eastern Naval command.

The 20, 24, 27 and 30-year-old suspects are residents of Negombo, Puttalam and Kokilai.

The Navy also seized a vessel, an illegal net and fishing gear from the possession of the suspects.

The suspects were handed over to the Fisheries inspector of Kuchchaweli.