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Indian Coast Guard intercept Panamanian ship carrying 1500 Kg narcotics worth Rs 3500 crore

The Indian coast guard on Sunday morning intercepted Panamanian ship carrying around 1500 kg of heroin off the Gujarat coast.


By   |  Updated On : July 30, 2017 02:43 PM
Heroin weighing 1500 kilograms seized from Panamanian ship.

Heroin weighing 1500 kilograms seized from Panamanian ship.

New Delhi :  

The  Indian coast guard on Sunday morning intercepted Panamanian ship carrying around 1500 kilograms of heroin off the Gujarat coast.

Indian Coast Guard officials said that they have apprehended a Panama registered ship MV Hennery carrying 1500 kilograms of narcotics in a well coordinated 3 days operation.  

Indian Coast Guard officials said that the Sunday's intercept is the biggest drug haul seize in the Indian water.

According to officials the narcotics seized by the Indian Coast Guards is worth Rs3500 crore.

Officials said that the Indian Coast Guard ship Samudra Pavak intercepted and apprehended a Merchant Vessel carrying the narcotics shipment off the coast of Gujarat.

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The official added that the interception was based on intelligence inputs.

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“The vessel was intercepted at around 1200hrs,” said the official.

A joint investigation has been launched by the Indian Coast Guard, police, Customs department, Navy and other investigative agencies to learn the origin and final destination of the shipment.

First Published: Sunday, July 30, 2017 02:13 PM


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