Navy arrest 5 persons trapped conch shells illegally

Sri Lanka Navy managed to arrest 5 persons who trapped conch shells without valid permits yesterday (30). Accordingly, the naval personnel attached to SLNS Gotaimbara in Pungudutivu belonging to the Northern Naval Command made the arrest when the suspects were making arrangements to transfer the conch shells near Kurikadduvan Jetty. During the arrest; a dinghy and 2, 394 conch shells were taken into naval custody. The arrested persons and items were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector, Jaffna for further investigations.