Navy assists to apprehend suspect with turtle flesh

The Navy joined with Police apprehended a suspect with turtle flesh during a search operation conducted at Iranamatha Nagar in Mannar, on 31st January 2020.

The Navy that is playing a pivotal role in the preservation of ocean resources in waters belonging to the island and its coastal belt, apprehended a suspect with 5kg and 250g of turtle flesh which was hidden in a house during a search conducted in coordination with Mulankavil Police, at Iranamatha Nagar in Mannar The suspect has been identified as a resident of Mulankavil area, aged 29.

Further investigation on the suspect along with turtle flesh is carried out by the Mulankavil Police.