In a joint operation, the Indian Coast Guard and Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Gujarat Police apprehended an Iranian boat off the Gujarat coast carrying over 30 kg heroin worth more than ₹150 crore in the international market. There were seven crew onboard when the fishing boat entered Indian territorial waters after which it was intercepted and apprehended by the Indian agencies based on intelligence inputs. Also Read Nearly 3,000 kg heroin seized at Mundra port in Gujarat According to sources, the boat, seized during the operation conducted late on Saturday night, carried an estimated 30 to 50 kg of the contraband, worth about ₹150 to ₹ 250 crore in the international market, but the exact amount of the drug in the vessel will be known once the boat is anchored at a near by port and searched. The crew, all Iranian nationals, have apprehended and are being taken to the port in Gujarat for further investigation. "We had credible inputs from our intelligence sources about a big drug contraband on its way for delivery in mid-sea," said ATS DIG Himanshu Shukla. "On an intelligence based joint act, @IndianCoastGuard with ATS #Gujarat apprehended #Iranian boat in #Indian waters with 07… Read full this story
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