The Navy apprehended four suspects with seven explosive items for illegal fishing, during a special operation in seas off Guru Nagar, Jaffna recently.
A team of Navy Special Boat Squadron attached to the Northern Naval Command, after recovery of seven explosive items for blast fishing, eight non-electric detonators and several diving gear from a suspicious dinghy in seas off Guru Nagar seized. The four suspects aboard along with the explosive items and the dinghy were taken into naval custody.
The individuals held in this operation are residents of Guru Nagar, who are from 23 to 42 years of age. The accused together with the explosive items, diving equipment and the dinghy were handed over to the Jaffna Police.
SLNS Tissa in the Eastern Naval Command also held 10 Water Gel sticks and two safety fuses concealed among fishing gear, during a search operation at Jamaliya Beach in Trincomalee on May 1. The items have been kept in Naval custody until they are produced for legal proceedings.