Myanmarese poachers captured in Andaman

Deputy Inspector General A K Harbola told PTI that the Coast Guard personnel chased the vessels early yesterday when they tried to flee from the Indian waters to the international maritime boundary.

These people allegedly came near the Islands to catch sea cucumbers and other rare marine species.The Coast Guard ship spotted these boats during a routine patrol in the northern group of islands. The coast guard personnel fired warning shots and fleeing vessels were overpowered, Harbola said.

The deputy inspector general said that 66 Myanmarese poachers along with 6 boats were apprehended in the last six months.

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