Navy arrests 3 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijayaba located in Nilaweli in the Eastern Naval Command apprehended 3 local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities in the seas off Nilaweli yesterday (9). Along with the suspects a dinghy, 3 diving masks, 2 pairs of diving fins and a GPS unit were taken into naval custody.

The apprehended persons and their items were produced to Kuchchiweli Police for further investigations.