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INTERROGATION: Sri Lankan fishermen who were apprehended near Kasimedu on Sunday while fishing in Indian waters. —
INTERROGATION: Sri Lankan fishermen who were apprehended near Kasimedu on Sunday while fishing in Indian waters. —

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The Coast Guard seized two Sri Lankan fishing boats with five crew members each off Puducherry on Saturday.

An official release said the boats were found 62 nautical miles off the Puducherry light house around 2 a.m. by a Coast Guard patrol vessel Vivek. The boats along with the crew were handed over to the local police in Chennai.

On Friday, Coast Guard ship Ramadevi apprehended a Sri Lankan boat with five crew members about 51 nautical miles off Machilipattinam in Andhra Pradesh. They were brought to Chennai and handed over to the local police, the release said.

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