Navy thwart wildlife smuggling racket

The Sri Lanka Navy deployed Sri Lanka Coast Guard ship Suraksha to seize a local multi-day fishing trawler and apprehended 5 suspects involved in smuggling of several bird and reptile species.

This operation was conducted based on a comprehensive information analysis by Naval Intelligence over an extended period, focusing on a smuggling racket of birds and reptiles. Upon inspection of the suspicious trawler in the southern waters, a variety of 13 pythons, 01 monitor lizard, 01 tortoise and 03 parrots were found, raising concerns over an act of wildlife smuggling. Thus, the fishing trawler, along with 05 suspects, was taken into custody.

The multi-day fishing trawler was escorted to the Galle harbour late night of 8 July, where officials of the Department of Wildlife Conservation examined the animals and identified them as non-native species to Sri Lanka.

The multi-day trawler, which was held on the charges of wildlife smuggling, has left Negombo for fishing activities. The suspects held in this operation were identified as residents of Negombo and Kochchikade. The apprehend suspects along with the trawler and animals were handed over to the Department of Wildlife Conservation – Hikkaduwa for onward legal action.

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