Indian Navy, NCB seize narcotics worth Rs 2000 cr. in high seas
Drug syndicate operated from Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb. 12 (Delhi Crown): In a joint operation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Indian Navy (IN) have seized narcotics, including 529 kilograms of very high quality of Hashish, 234 kilograms of finest quality of crystal Methamphetamine and some quantity of heroin, worth Rs 2000 crores in international market.
According to an official statement, this is the “first such operation” in which the apprehension has been made in high seas.
The input regarding trafficking of drugs in high seas was developed by NCB and was shared with Naval Intelligence Unit, leading to a joint operation.
“Special unit of NCB Headquarters have been continuously working on various such intelligence inputs and it will be our endeavour to carry out more such operations in collaboration with naval forces,” said an official statement.
It added – “The present seizure has dealt a telling blow to drug syndicate based out of our neighbouring country and using maritime route for proliferation of drugs in India and other countries.”
According to an official, the neighbouring country mentioned in the statement refers to Pakistan.