The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad on Wednesday, in a joint operation with the Indian Coast Guard, seized 40 kg heroin worth Rs 200 crore from a Pakistani fishing boat in the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast, a senior ATS official revealed.
According to ANI, six Pakistani crew members of the boat were also apprehended. The fishing boat carrying drugs, was intercepted mid-sea by the joint team of the Coast Guard and ATS near Kutch’s Jakhau harbour.
In joint operation, Indian Coast Guard & Gujarat ATS apprehended a Pakistani boat 6 miles inside Indian waters with 40 kgs of drugs valued at Rs 200 cr. Two fast attack boats of ICG caught Pakistani boat 33 nautical miles off Jakhau coast in Gujarat: ICG officials
— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2022
The officials along with the seized boat are expected to reach the Jakhau coast later in the day.
In a similar move, the state ATS and the Coast Guard had earlier foiled similar attempts of drug smuggling in the past. They have caught foreign nationals with huge quantities of drugs, which they had planned to smuggle into India via Gujarat coast.