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Navy arrest Trinco fishermen

2013 Oct 21

The Navy arrested 24 fishermen in Trincomalee today for engaging in fishing using illegal equipment.

Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya says four boats used by the fishermen were also seized following the arrest.

He said that the fishermen will be handed over to the Fisheries department for further investigations.

Last week the Navy had arrested 89 fishermen in the Southern seas over the same charges.

They were produced in Court by the police and remanded till later this week. (Colombo Gazette)

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