Twelve suspects arrested for engaging in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command arrested 12 suspects engaged in an illegal fishing activities using illegal fishing nets and explosives, in the sea area off Nachchikuda today (August, 09).

Along with the suspects 3 dinghies, 5 illegal fishing nets, 17 detonators, 17 no’s safety fuse, 8 diving masks, 8 diving fins and 3 GPSs were also taken into naval custody. The arrested suspects together with the dinghy and fishing gear were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Vidattaltivu for further investigation.