Navy arrests 2 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vidura located in Sampoor in the Eastern Naval Command apprehended 2 local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities using unauthorized explosives in the seas off Norway point yesterday (17). Along with the suspects a dinghy, 3 diving masks and 2 pairs of diving fins were also taken in to naval custody.

The apprehended persons and items were handed over to the Sampoor Police for onward investigations