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Narcotics worth Rs 300 crores, 10 crew members apprehended in Indian waters

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 26, Dec 2022, 19:50 pm IST | UPDATED: 26, Dec 2022, 19:52 pm IST

Narcotics worth Rs 300 crores, 10 crew members apprehended in Indian waters

New DelhiThe Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Monday (December 26, 2022) said that it has apprehended a Pakistani boat carrying arms, ammunition, and 40 kgs of narcotics worth Rs 300 crores with 10 crew members in Indian waters. 

"During the intervening night of 25/26 December, on a specific intelligence input, ICG strategically deployed its Fast Patrol class of ship ICGS Arinjay for patrolling in area close to notional International Maritime Border Line (IMBL). During the early hours of Monday, a Pakistani Fishing Boat Al Soheli was observed moving suspiciously in Indian waters. On being challenged by ICG Ship, the Pakistani boat started evasive maneuvering and did not stop even on the firing of warning shots. ICG ship in pitch darkness maneuvered and stopped the boat," the official statement read.

The ICG team then boarded the Pakistani boat and recovered arms, ammunition, and around 40 kgs of narcotics worth Rs 300 crores. 

The boat along with the crew has been apprehended and is being brought to Okha, Gujarat for further investigation.

During the same period, a total of 346 kgs of heroin worth Rs 1,930 crores has so far been seized along with apprehension of 44 Pakistani and seven Iranian crew.

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