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Boats carrying arms and drugs intercepted off Lakshadweep

Three foreign boats were intercepted off Lakshadweep coast on Thursday by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard and they recovered arms, ammunition, and narcotics from them.  

Indian Navy and Coast Guard in close coordination with the administration of Lakshadweep conducted a swift operation to seize the boats that belonged to Sri Lanka. The boats were carrying heroin, AK 47, and 1000 rounds of ammunition. The Southern Naval Command’s Dornier aircraft tracked a group of 3 to 7 fishing boats, 90 nautical miles South West of Minicoy Islands for the last 80 days and passed the inputs to the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. 

On March 5 also three Sri Lankan vessels with 19 men on board were intercepted by coast guard ship Varaha in Indian territorial waters about seven nautical miles off Minicoy.

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