Eight Pakistani nationals onboard a boat were arrested with heroin worth around Rs 150 crore off the Gujarat coast in the Arabian Sea early Thursday morning, the state ATS said.
The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad and the Indian Coast Guard acting on a specific tip-off caught the boat, in an operation carried out near the Jakhau port of Kutch district, the ATS mentioned in a release.
The joint team seized 30 Kg of heroin which is a psychotropic drug from their possession. The value of the drug is approximately Rs 150 crore in the international market.
The information about the drug consignment on the Pakistani boat was shared with the agencies by the Special Operations Group of Devbhumi-Dwarka district police and a senior ATS official. The spot where they were caught is situated close to the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) separating India and Pakistan in the sea, the release said.