Ukrainian captain of  Avant-Garde vessel remanded

Ukrainian captain of Avant-Garde vessel remanded

June 24, 2016   12:50 pm

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The Ukrainian captain of the ‘Avant-Garde’ vessel, who was arrested by the CID, has been remanded till July 05 after being produced at the Galle Magistrate’s Court. 

He was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Galle Harbour last evening in connection with the ongoing investigation pertaining to the vessel. 

The arrest was made under charges of illegally importing firearms to Sri Lanka and illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

Gennady Gavrilov, 43, was arrested by the CID at around 8.00pm last night, detained at the Galle Harbour Police Station overnight and produced before the Galle Magistrate this morning. 

The CID is conducting further investigations, Police Headquarters said. 

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