Explosive items used for illegal fishing discovered

Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a search, found few explosive items jettisoned in the sea area between Chemmalei and Nayaru yesterday.

Among the recovered items were 01 gelignite stick, 06 non electric detonators and 07 safety fuses.

The explosives were handed over to the Mullaithivu Police for onward action.

During a similar search carried out in the beach area of Sagarapura in Trincomalee on 11th March, the Navy managed to recover 02 water gel sticks, 08 non electric detonators and 05 safety fuses as well.

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