Twelve Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Twelve Indian fishermen were arrested today while poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the Navy media unit said.

The Navy said that two trawlers used by the Indians were also seized.

The arrest was made by Fast Attack Craft of the Sri Lanka Navy attached to the Northern Naval Command, in the seas off Delft Island.

The Indian fishermen along with their trawlers were brought to SLNS Elara at Karainagar and after a medical test they were handed over to the Fisheries Inspectorate in Jaffna through the Department of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, for onward legal action. (Colombo Gazette)


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