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Two nabbed for transporting over 1,000 kg of dried sea cucumber

Sri Lanka Navy personnel have apprehended 02 suspects with around 1,196kg and 800g of dried sea cucumber being transported in violation of license conditions.

The raid was done during a special operation carried out in the beach area of Mohoththuwaram, Kalpitiya.

The suspects held in this operation were identified as residents of Kalpitiya and Konthantivu, aged 47 and 54.

The accused, together with the dried sea cucumber stock and the lorry were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Puttalam for onward legal action, the Navy said.