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Ukrainian Captain of Avant Garde Vessel Re-remanded

The Ukrainian captain of the vessel MV Avant Garde was re-remanded till August 1 by the Galle Magistrate Court, this morning.

He was arrested on June 23 by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police on charges of illegally possessing and importing firearms and explosives to Sri Lanka.

The MV Avant Garde was found to contain five hundred and forty nine (549) T-56 weapons, two hundred and sixty four 84-S weapons and 204,674 bullets on inspection on October 6, 2015, while docked at the Galle Port.