Navy arrests 13 Indian fishermen South of Delft Island

Naval personnel on board a ship and fast attack craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested 13 Indian fishermen who were poaching in the sea areas South of Delft Island and East of Veththalakeni, the Navy said today.

Along with the Indian fishermen two trawlers were also taken into custody.

Having brought the arrested Indian fishermen and boats to the naval bases SLNS Uththara and SLNS Elara, they were to be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of fisheries for onward legal action. (Colombo Gazette)

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