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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 - 18:04
Seven individuals who engaged in illegal fishing in Mannar taken into custody by the Navy
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Seven individuals who were fishing illegally off the Mannar – Arippu coast using explosives have been taken into custody by the Navy.

The Navy, in a statement issued said that this group together with 471 kilos of fish caught using dynamite were taken into custody during a raid carried out by a group of Navy Personnel deployed at the Northwestern Navy Command yesterday.

The suspects aged between 26 and 48 years are residents of Arippu.

Their two dinghies and the stock of fish they had caught were handed over to the Mannar Fisheries Investigations office so that further investigations could be carried out. 

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