Police arrest 10 Myanmarese poachers from North Andaman

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Port Blair, Oct 26 (UNI) The Andaman and Nicobar Police has apprehended ten foreign poachers from the area of Sound Island of North Andaman.

A Myanmarese dinghy and other items had also been seized.

Following a tip off that some Myanmarese poachers had been sighted in and around South Island and the adjoining areas, an anti-poaching team of police proceeded to the area where they were sighted, Ashok Chand the Superintendent of Police in Andaman told UNI today.

He added that the team sighted one engine dinghy with Myanmarese poachers proceeding from the western coast of Sound Island towards open sea. The police team after chasing the dinghy apprehended them.

''We have also recovered fishing equipment, diving glasses, a spare engine, HSD Oil, rice, torch lights, plastic rope and wooden box with tools,'' Chand added.

The Myanmarese poachers were being interrogated, the SP added.

UNI

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