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Spear-fishing Ukrainians in hot water

The Navy on Saturday had arrested two foreign nationals engaged in spear-fishing in the seas off Balapitiya.

Following information received by the Navy, a group of Naval personnel attached to the Western Naval Command, apprehended two Ukrainian nationals who practiced spear-fishing in the Balapitiya sea area, a Navy spokesman said. A spear gun, two pairs of diving fins and two diving masks were also taken into custody along with the two Ukrainians. The suspects and their belongings were handed over to the Ahungalla Police for further legal action.