The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Gujarat ATS have collectively apprehended a Pakistani boat with medicine price Rs 200 crore. The boat was carrying 40 kgs of medicine and was caught in Indian waters.
The ICG on the intervening evening of September 13-14 strategically deployed two quick interceptor lessons of ships – C-408 and C-454 – for patrolling within the space near the notional Worldwide Maritime Border Line (IMBL). The company’s transfer got here after it acquired intelligence inputs from the ATS Gujarat.
A Pakistani boat was noticed shifting suspiciously within the Indian waters, 5 nautical miles inside notional IMBL and 40 nautical miles from Jakhau, the Ministry of Defence stated in a press release.
On being challenged, it stated, the Pakistani boat over boarded a consignment and began evasive manoeuvring. Braving tough seas, the ICG ships intercepted the boat and apprehended it. The boat is being dropped at Jakhau for an extra joint investigation, the ministry stated.
That is the fifth such joint operation by the ICG and ATS, Gujarat within the final one yr.
In Could this yr, the Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) and ICG intercepted 218 kg of heroin in a mid-sea drug bust off the coast of Lakshadweep Islands.
The seized drug was high-grade heroin and its worth within the worldwide illicit market was estimated to be round Rs 1,526 crore.
Earlier than this, the DRI had recovered 205.6 kg heroin from a business import consignment of gypsum powder on the Kandla port on 20 April, 396 kg of yarn (laced with heroin) at Pipavav port on 29 April, and 62 kg heroin at Air Cargo Complicated, IGI New Delhi on 10 Could, collectively valued at roughly Rs. 2,500 crore within the worldwide illicit market.