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14 Lankan fishermen arrested off AP coast

Press Trust of India  |  Rajahmundry (AP) 

Following the arrest of 11 Sri Lankan fishermen 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 here today.

Three mechanised fibre boats and 1,500 kg of tuna fish catch was seized in the action taken by the Indian Coast Guard.

Coast Guard spotted the three Sri Lankan boats off Isukapalli coast in Nellore, yesterday and took the fishermen into custody, said Pavan Kishore, a Marine Police officer, in a press release here today.

They were handed over to Kakinada Marine police.

On May 1, Coast Guard had arrested 11 fishermen from off coast and seized two boats with 350 kg of tuna.

First Published: Fri, May 03 2013. 20:10 IST