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* Sri Lanka Coast Guard arrests six suspects with over 13 kg of dried sea turtle meat
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 10:35 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel have arrested six people for illegally possessing over 13 kilograms of dried sea turtle meet.

Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel deployed at Cod Bay fisheries harbor, during a search, recovered 13.2 kg of dried sea turtle meat from a multiday fishing trawler anchored at the harbor on Tuesday. Along with the stock of meat, the six suspects were also taken into custody.

The arrested suspects, meat and related gear were handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Directorate, Trincomalee for onward legal action, the Navy media unit said.

According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora-CITES, trapping and slaughtering of sea turtles is a punishable offence. Sri Lanka became a member of the CITES in 1979.

 


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