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Coast Guard captures Pakistani boat with Rs 200 crore worth drugs in Indian waters

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The Indian Coast Guard has captured a Pakistani boat in Indian waters carrying 40 kilograms of drugs worth Rs 200 crore with six crew members on board.

According to an official statement, on the intervening night of September 13-14, the Coast Guard 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.

A Pakistani boat was spotted moving suspiciously in Indian waters, five nautical miles inside the maritime border line and 40 nautical miles from Jakhau. On being challenged, the Pakistani boat over boarded a consignment and started evasive manoeuvring. Braving rough seas, the Coast Guard ships intercepted the boat and apprehended it.

The boat is being brought to Jakhau for further joint investigation. This is the fifth such joint operation by the Coast Guard and ATS, Gujarat in the last one year.