New Delhi: In a joint operation, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Anti-Terrorism Squad, Gujarat today apprehended a Pakistani boat with six crew, carrying approximately 40 kilograms of drugs worth Rs 200 crore, from Indian waters.
The boat is being brought to Jakhau for a further joint investigation, the Ministry of Defence stated here today. This is the fifth such joint operation by the ICG and ATS, Gujarat in the last one year.
On the intervening night of September 13-14, 2022, the ICG, on the basis of intelligence inputs by ATS Gujarat, strategically deployed two fast interceptor class of ships – C-408 and C-454 – for patrolling in the area close to the notional International Maritime Border Line (IMBL).
A Pakistani boat was spotted moving suspiciously in Indian waters, five nautical miles inside notional IMBL and 40 nautical miles from Jakhau. On being challenged, the Pakistani boat over boarded a consignment and started evasive manoeuvring. Braving rough seas, the ICG ships intercepted the boat and apprehended it.
– global bihari bureau