Navy seize few explosive items used for illegal fishing

Naval personnel seized three persons with few explosive items used for illegal fishing, by a raid in Iranathivu island, on 24th July 2019.

Accordingly, Naval personnel attached to North Central Naval Command seized explosive items hidden in a house along with three suspects during a raid carried in Iranathivu island. 28 detonators, 2 safety fuses in 2m length, 3 poison bottles and 3 charges were recovered there. The apprehended suspects are residents of Nachchikuda, Iranathivu and Weeravil areas aged 26,31 and 37. They along with the explosives were handed over to Nachchikuda Police for onward action./p>

Considering the damages done by the explosive to the the maritime resources and the creatures, Sri Lanka Navy carries out search operations to seize such illegal and harmful attempts.