Time in Yerevan: 11:07,   22 April 2024

Indian navy seizes 3.3 tons of drugs

Indian navy seizes 3.3 tons of drugs

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 28, ARMENPRESS. Around 3,300 kg of narcotic drugs were seized from a boat off India’s Gujarat coast in what the Defense Ministry described as the “largest drug haul seizure in recent times”, The Indian Express reports.

According to the news outlet, it was an Iranian boat and five men suspected to be Iranian nationals were apprehended in a joint operation by the Navy, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

The Defense Ministry said that this was the largest drug haul seizure in recent times. The seized contraband included 3,089 kg of charas, 158 kg of methamphetamine and 25 kg of morphine, it said.

According to Gujarat Police, the drugs were meant to be delivered in southern states.

“We have arrested five foreign nationals in connection with the case, and they don’t have any identification documents with them,” said a senior officer of the Gujarat Police.


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