The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad in a joint operation with the Indian Coast Guard seized 40 kg heroin price over Rs 200 crore from a Pakistani fishing boat within the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast right this moment, a senior ATS official mentioned.
Six Pakistanis within the boat have been additionally arrested, he mentioned.
The Pakistani fishing boat carrying medicine was intercepted mid-sea by a joint staff of the Coast Guard and ATS close to Jakhau harbour in Kutch district, the official mentioned.
“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,” he mentioned.
The Anti-Terror Squad and Coast Guard officers together with the seized boat are anticipated to achieve the Jakhau coast later right this moment, he mentioned.
The Gujarat ATS and the Coast Guard had foiled related makes an attempt of drug smuggling previously as nicely and caught international nationals with enormous portions of narcotics which they deliberate to smuggle into India through the Gujarat coast.
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