Navy arrests 13 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

The Naval personnel attached to Eastern Naval Command, yesterday (16) arrested 13 local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing with banned nets in the seas off Koduwakattumalai in Pulmudai.

During the arrest, 3 dinghy boats, a banned fishing net, 350 kg of fish were taken into naval custody. The arrested suspects along with seized belongings were handed over to the Kuchchaweli police for further investigations.