Ahmedabad, July 30: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has recovered 1,500 kg of heroin worth Rs 3,500 crore from a merchant vessel off the Gujarat coast on Sunday.
— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2017
“The search operation for the suspect vessel at sea was commenced by the ships and aircraft of the Coast Guard on July 27,” an official statement said, adding a vast area of the sea was kept under continuous surveillance.
“The movements of all ships in the area including the suspect vessel were minutely observed throughout till its apprehension along with eight crew members by Indian Coast Guard ships on July 29,” it added.
The ship was later brought to Gujarat’s Porbandar on Sunday morning for further probe.
The ICG, Intelligence Bureau, police, customs, Navy and other agencies are jointly investigating the seizure.