More Lankans arrested in India

The Coast Guard spotted the three Sri Lankan boats off Isukapalli coast in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh yesterday and took the fishermen into custody, said Pavan Kishore, a Marine Police officer, in a press release today. Following the arrest of 11 Sri Lankan fishermen in India on May 1, the Indian Coast Guard has arrested another 14 fishermen from the island nation for entering illegally into Indian waters, Marine Police said in Rajahmundry today.Three mechanised fibre boats and 1,500 kg of tuna fish catch was seized in the action taken by the Indian Coast Guard, the Press Trust of India reported. They were handed over to Kakinada Marine police. On May 1, Coast Guard had arrested 11 fishermen from Sri Lanka off Andhra Pradesh coast and seized two boats with 350 kg of tuna.

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