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Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat with heroin worth Rs 6 bn

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Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
In a major operation on the high seas, the Indian Coast Guard on early Tuesday seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore in the international market, an official said.

Following a tip-off on Monday evening, the Coast Guard seized the Pakistani vessel, "Al Madina", and detained its crew for interrogation, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

The 13-member crew of an Indian fishing vessel which was in the vicinity to receive the contraband has also been arrested.

--IANS qn/vd

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2019-05-21-16:50:05 (IANS)

 
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