Navy nabs man with 2,500 conch shells
May 23, 2019 07:15 pm
Naval personnel combined with the Mannar Police apprehended a person earlier today (23) for transporting conch shells, without a valid permit, stated the Sri Lanka Navy.
The naval and police personnel had searched a cab at the checkpoint of Tharapuram Junction in Mannar when they had managed to apprehend a suspect who was transferring 2,500 conch shells in the vehicle, without a valid permit.
It was reported that the suspect was transferring the stock of shells from Pesalei to Mannar. The suspect is a resident of Pesalai, aged 50.
The apprehended person along with the stock of conch shells and cab was handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Mannar for onward investigation.