- The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have in a joint operation, intercepted a “suspicious” boat off the coast of Porbandar in Gujarat on Monday and seized a large quantity of narcotics, suspected to be heroin worth Rs. 600 crores, and satellite phones from it.
- The ministry said eight Pakistani nationals manning the boat have been apprehended. The vessel is being brought to Porbandar for further investigations.
- It said the operation was launched boat on Saturday based on intelligence inputs, and multiple units of the Coast Guard and the Navy were deployed, including “Indian Coast Guard Ship Sangram along with IN Ship Nirghat and Kondul.”