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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests two persons smuggling in over 2000 live star tortoises from India
Sun, Jun 18, 2017, 02:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested two individuals in the seas smuggling in more than 2000 live star tortoises from India.

On receipt of intelligence information to the Navy, a group of naval personnel attached to the Northwestern Naval Command apprehended two suspects while smuggling 2,089 live star tortoises by a dinghy, in the sea area in between Ippantivu and Sinna Arichchal, Kalpitiya Saturday (June17), the Navy Media Unit said.

The suspects were smuggling the rare species of tortoises by illegal means from India.

The apprehended suspects, star tortoises, dinghy and other items were brought to the naval base SLNS Vijaya in Kalpitiya and subsequently handed over to the Sinnapadu Custom Office for onward legal action.

 


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