Published: 17:56, June 18, 2024
Sri Lankan navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen for poaching in its territorial waters
By Xinhua
Indian fishermen walk after they were freed by a local Sri Lankan court at Katchchativu in Jaffna District on March 17, 2014. (PHOTO / AFP)

COLOMBO - The Sri Lankan navy seized an Indian trawler and apprehended four Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters off Jaffna in the north of the country on Tuesday morning, the navy said in a press release.

These arrests were made when the Sri Lankan navy conducted an operation to chase away Indian poaching trawlers from Sri Lankan waters, the navy said.

The seized trawler and the fishermen will be handed over to the Mailadi Fisheries Inspector for legal proceedings, the navy said.

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The navy has seized a total of 24 Indian poaching trawlers and 182 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters in 2024, it said.