INS Suvarna seizes over 300 Kgs narcotics substances

The boat with its crew has been escorted to the nearest Indian Port of Kochi, Kerala for further investigation.

Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 19-04-2021 18:23 IST | Created: 19-04-2021 18:23 IST
INS Suvarna seizes over 300 Kgs narcotics substances
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

Indian Naval Ship Suvarna, whilst on surveillance patrol in the Arabian Sea, encountered a fishing vessel with suspicious movements. To investigate the vessel, the ship's team conducted a boarding and search operation, which led to the seizure of more than 300 Kgs of narcotics substances.

The boat with its crew has been escorted to the nearest Indian Port of Kochi, Kerala for further investigation. The approximate cost of the catch in the international market is estimated to be Rs. 3000 Crore. This is a major catch not only in terms of the quantity and cost but also from the perspective of disruption of the illegal narcotics smuggling routes, which emanate from the Makran coast and flow towards the Indian, Maldivian and Sri Lankan destinations. Apart from the human costs from drug addiction, the spoils of narcotics trade feed syndicates involved in terrorism, radicalisation and criminal activities.

(With Inputs from PIB)


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