Sat, 30 May 2020

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Apr 13 (ANI): Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Saturday arrested two more persons, including an Afghan national in connection with last month's seizure of 100 kg heroin from a boat off the Porbandar coast.

Niyamat Ahmedzhai, an Afghani national, was arrested from Delhi's Lajpat Nagar, while Mohammad Abdul Salam Kunni was arrested from Kerala.

The case pertains to a mid-sea operation jointly conducted by the Gujarat Anti-terrorist squad and Indian Coast Guards, in which 100 kg heroin was seized from a boat off the Porbandar coast on March 26.

In addition, nine Iranian nations had been apprehended from the boat.

The operation was launched after the Gujarat ATS received information that a huge consignment of Heroin was going to be smuggled to the state through the sea route from Pakistan, according to a statement by ATS.

After more than 24 hours of search, a suspicious boat was identified while making an attempt to communicate in the particular frequency.

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship stealthily followed the boat and directed the suspected boat to stop. Instead, the suspected boat made desperate attempts to run away. The ICG ship chased the boat and when apprehension became inevitable, its crew set the boat ablaze to destroy any pieces of evidence.

It was revealed that a Pakistani National named Hamid Malek had sent the consignment, which was loaded in the Iranian boat off Gwadar port of Pakistan. (ANI)

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