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BSF nabs Pakistani intruder, boats from Harami Nala creek

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The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday nabbed a Pakistani fisherman who was trying to enter the
Indian territory from Harami Nala creek. The BSF also seized four fishing boats of Pakistan along the Indo-Pak border in Kutch district.

Boats detected during patrolling

During patrolling, a BSF team detected some Pakistani fishermen with four-five boats trying to enter the Indian territory. The boats and the fishermen were found near the border pillar number 1160 in Harami Nala area.

Intruders trying to take advantage of rough sea conditions

Notably, the fishermen were trying to take advantage of the rough sea conditions to enter the Indian territory, BSF said in its statement.

While other fishermen were successful in escaping after spotting BSF jawans, one fisherman was caught. The fisherman has been identified as Alla Bachao Siddique. He is 25-years-old and a resident of the Sindh province of Pakistan. He is being interrogated for further information.

Nothing suspicious in boats

The BSF in its statement said nothing suspicious has been recovered from the boat so far. It added that a thorough search operation has been launched in the area. It clarified that nothing suspicious has been found in the search operation so far.

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Notably, the Harami Nala area is rich in prawns and other seafoods. Pakistani boats enter the area in search of a big catch. In the past too, many Pakistani boats and fishermen have been nabbed from the area.

Charas meant for Pakistan drifted into Indian territory

Meanwhile, a few days back BSF had said that the 1,300 packets of charas that have been recovered from areas along the Gujarat coastline originated from a small hamlet in Pakistan and drifted into Indian territory.

The contraband seized between May and August was found scattered in an area admeasuring 58 km around Jakhau in Kutch.

Till now 1,309 packets containing charas, weighing one kilogram each, have been seized by BSF, police, coast guard and the Indian navy. Some packets were also found inside the creeks near Jakhau and had seaweeds on them.

According to the BSF, the recovered drug consignments were found packed in plastic sacks that had “Fauzi Fertilisers Corporation, Pakistan (FFC) 46 Urea, Sona Brand” printed on them.

Officials stated that these consignments were not “headed for India,” and were dumped into the sea by smugglers fleeing the Pakistani security services.

BSF said there was a “strong possibility” that the dumped packets of drugs drifted towards the Jakhau coast.

 

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