AHMEDABAD: A joint team of Indian Coast Guard and Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), apprehended a Pakistani fishing boat, carrying about 40 kg heroin worth around Rs 200 crore, 6 miles inside Indian waters off Arabian Sea on Wednesday. The boat named Al Tayyasa is being brought to Jakhau port for investigation.
The ICG officials said two of its fast attack boats caught the Pakistani boat 33 nautical miles off Jakhau coast in Gujarat’s Kutch district.
A senior ATS official said the six Pakistani crew members of the boat were apprehended.
“The heroin was meant to be transported to Punjab by road after being offloaded on the Gujarat coast. Based on a specific tip-off, we intercepted the boat which left from Pakistan, and caught six Pakistani nationals with 40 kg of heroin,” PTI quoted him as saying.
The ATS and ICG officials are expected to reach the Jakhau coast with the seized boat later in the day, he said.
(with inputs from agencies)

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