Pakistani fishing boat with 40 kg drugs worth Rs.200 cr seized off Gujarat coast
A major drug haul has been busted in the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast, in a joint operation by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in a joint operation with the Indian Coast Guard. 40 kg heroin worth Rs.200 crore was recovered from a Pakistani fishing boat off the Gujarat coast on Wednesday.
The six Pakistani crew members of the boat have been arrested by the ATS and the coast guard. The fishing boat carrying drugs was intercepted mid-sea by a joint team of the Coast Guard and ATS near Jakhau harbour in Kutch district, the official said.
As per officials, the heroin was meant to be transported to Punjab by road after being offloaded on the Gujarat coast. “Based on a specific tip-off, we intercepted the boat which left from Pakistan, and caught six Pakistani nationals with 40 kg of heroin,” the official said.
The ATS and Coast Guard officials along with the seized boat are expected to reach the Jakhau coast later in the day, he said.
The state ATS and the Coast Guard had foiled similar attempts of drug smuggling in the past also and caught foreign nationals with huge quantities of narcotics which they planned to smuggle into India via the Gujarat coast.
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Pak is donating banned drugs to India i.e. Pak is running low on funds….desperate times, desperate efforts…… Pak is most peaceful nation. Unable to understand why such a peaceful nation is on FATF list.
Interesting & rare event that Pak is requesting Taliban to arrest terrorist trainer Masood.