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Indian Coast Guard Catch Pak Boat with Drugs, Arms, and Ammunition

Story Highlights
  • A Pak boat has been intercepted in the Indian territorial waters in the Arabian Sea
  • Along with 10 crew members, a large number of arms, ammunition, and 40 kg of drugs have been recovered
  • The value of the recovered drug has been estimated at around Rs 300 crore

Ahmedabad: The Indian Coast Guard has taken a major action in the Arabian Sea on the basis of intelligence inputs from Gujarat ATS. Giving information about this action, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) said that based on the intelligence provided by ATS Gujarat, a Pakistani boat was intercepted in the Indian territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. Along with 10 crew members, a large number of arms, ammunition, and 40 kg of drugs have been recovered in this boat. 

Force officials said that the operation was carried out during the intervening night of December 25-26 based on specific intelligence inputs. Based on its strategy, the Indian Coast Guard had deployed its ship ICGS Arinjay near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) with Pakistan. 

Meanwhile, the intercepted Pakistani fishing boat, ‘Al Soheli’, has been intercepted for questioning and investigation. The coast guard said, “In joint ops with ATS Gujarat, apprehended Pakistani fishing boat Al Soheli with 10 crew in Indian waters. During rummaging arms, ammunition and approximately 40 kg narcotics worth Rs 300 crore found concealed. Boat being brought to Okha for further investigation.”

Officials said that the value of the recovered drug has been estimated at around Rs 300 crore. Along with the recovery, the boat along with the crew was also taken into custody. After which the crew and the boat are being brought to Okha for further investigation.  

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