Navy arrests 18 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters

The Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 18 Indian fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters in the North.

The Navy media unit said that the Indians were arrested 16 nautical miles west of lighthouse-Point Pedro during a Naval patrol.

Three (03) dhows used by the Indians had also been taken into custody.

The Indian fishers and dhows were brought to SLNS Uthtara in Jaffna and were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries-Jaffna for onward legal action. (Colombo Gazette)

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