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Heroin value Rs 400 crore seized from Pakistani boat off Gujarat coast; six group participants held

By way of PTI

AHMEDABAD: Pakistani fishing boat with six group participants and sporting 77 kg of heroin value round Rs 400 crore used to be apprehended within the Indian waters off the Gujarat coast, officers mentioned on Monday.

The drug seizure used to be made on Sunday night time in a joint operation through the Indian Coast Guard and the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), they mentioned.

Gujarat’s defence PRO in a tweet mentioned the Coast Guard in a joint operation with the state ATS apprehended the Pakistani fishing boat ‘Al Huseini’ with six group participants on board within the Indian waters.

They seized “77 kg of heroin value roughly Rs 400 crore,” the tweet mentioned.

The boat used to be delivered to the Jakhau coast in Kutch district of Gujarat for additional investigation, it mentioned.

In April this yr, the Coast Guard and the ATS had performed a identical operation and apprehended a ship with 8 Pakistani nationals and sporting 30 kg of heroin value about Rs 150 crore, from the Indian waters close to the Jakhau coast in Kutch.

Ultimate month, the ATS had seized a heroin drug consignment value about Rs 600 crore from an under-construction area in Gujarat’s Morbi district.

The ATS had mentioned the consignment used to be despatched through Pakistani drug sellers to their Indian opposite numbers by way of the Arabian Sea.

In September this yr, within the unmarried biggest heroin haul in India, the Directorate of Earnings Intelligence (DRI) had seized round 3,000 kg of the drug, believed to be from Afghanistan and most probably value Rs 21,000 crore within the world marketplace, from two packing containers on the Mundra port in Kutch, officers previous mentioned.

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