Port Blair: Twenty-six Myanmarese poachers were apprehended and two engine boats seized from near Paget island in North Andamans, the police said on Friday.
Superintendent of Police of North and Middle Andamans Karunakaran said that an anti-poaching party, headed by a sub- inspector and two civilians, last Wednesday gave a long chase to the poachers on two boats near the Paget island.
They were apprehended after warning shots were fired by the anti-poaching party.
At least 37 poachers of Burmese origin were apprehended during three anti-poaching operations in the last 10 days.
A total 252 poachers have been apprehended this year with 123 of them having been caught in September alone.