The Navy has arrested 19 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off Kokkuthuduwai yesterday (2).

Accordingly, the fishermen were arrested by Navy personnel attached to SLNS Gotabhaya located in Mullaitivu in the Eastern Naval Command.

The Navy said that the fishermen were using monofilament nets. The suspects were taken into custody along with four fiber glass dinghies and three monofilament nets were taken into naval custody.

boat and nets