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6 Pak nationals held with medication price Rs 200 cr off Gujarat coast

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The fishing boat carrying medication was intercepted mid-sea by a joint staff of the Coast Guard and ATS close to Jakhau harbour

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad in a joint operation with the Indian Coast Guard seized 40 kg heroin price Rs 200 crore from a Pakistani fishing boat within the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast on Wednesday, a senior ATS official mentioned.

Six Pakistani crew members of the boat have been additionally apprehended, he mentioned.

The fishing boat carrying medication 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 street after being offloaded on the Gujarat coast. Based mostly on a particular tip- off, we intercepted the boat which left from Pakistan, and caught six Pakistani nationals with 40 kg of heroin,” he mentioned.

The ATS and Coast Guard officers together with the seized boat are anticipated to succeed in the Jakhau coast later within the day, he mentioned.

The state ATS and the Coast Guard had foiled comparable makes an attempt of drug smuggling up to now additionally and caught international nationals with big portions of narcotics which they deliberate to smuggle into India by way of the Gujarat coast.

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