Jul 10, 2021

07 arrested in X-Press Pearl ship incident, released on bail (Update)

(Update) - Seven members of the local agency arrested in connection with the X-Press Pearl incident have been released on bail.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested seven members of the Express Pearl ship's local agency C Consortium Lanka Pvt.

The chairman of the local agency was arrested in connection with the incident and was released on bail on 16 June after being produced in court.

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Seven members of X-Press Pearl’s local agency arrested

Seven members from the local shipping agency which represents the fire-wrecked cargo ship MV X-Press Pearl have been taken into custody.

These suspects, arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), will be produced before the court later.