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Coast Guard, DRI seize drugs worth Rs 1,520 crore off Lakshadweep

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New Delhi: Teams of Indian Coast Guard and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized drugs worth approximately Rs 1,520 crore in a mid-sea operation off Lakshadweep coast.

“Indian Coast Guard ships chased two boats named Prince and Little Jesus off the coast of Lakshadweep and intercepted them with drugs worth over Rs 1,520 crores. Operation ‘Khojbeen’ was launched jointly with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence,” Coast Guard officials were quoted as saying by ANI.

A video of the interception shows Coast Guards chasing the two boats named ‘Prince’ and ‘Little Jesus’ in the sea.

The operation was carried out on the basis of intelligence received about two Indian fishing boats carrying a large consignment of narcotics off Lakshadweep.

“Specific intelligence lead to recovery of a large consignment of narcotics from two IFBs off #Lakshadweep on 18 May, in a joint operation by @IndiaCoastGuard and DRI. Ops khojbeen resulted in recovery of 218 kg of heroin. #ArabianSea,” ICG tweeted.

 

 

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