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     New Delhi, April 28, 2024: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) today seized 86 kg of narcotics valued Rs 600 crore and apprehended 14 crew members from a Pakistani vessel in an operation at sea.

Indian Coast Guard

    The ICG) in a joint collaboration with the Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), carried out in a meticulously planned anti-narcotics operation at in the sea today.

     The ICG ship Rajratan, with ATS and NCB officials, positively identified the suspect boat despite attempts to evade detection. The swift response of the Rajratan, supported by a fleet of ships and aircraft on concurrent missions, left no room for escape for the drug-laden vessel, official sources said.

     The ship’s specialist team embarked on the suspect boat and after thorough checks, confirmed the presence of a sizeable amount of narcotics.

     The crew and the vessel were being escorted to Porbandar for further investigation and legal proceedings, they said.

     The jointness of ICG and ATS, which has led to eleven such successful law enforcement operations in the last three years reaffirms the synergy for national objectives.

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