Indian authorities seized over $20 million of heroin and detained seven Iranian males in a deep-sea drug bust off the nation’s western coast, officers mentioned Sunday.
Officers intercepted messages despatched to the boat’s crew and apprehended the vessel — travelling from Iran to Sri Lanka — 180 nautical miles off the coast of Gujarat, the state’s anti-terror squad chief, Himanshu Shukla, informed AFP.
“It’s suspected that there’s about 30 kilogrammes (66 kilos) or extra heroin on the boat which is price over 1.5 billion rupees ($20 million) within the worldwide market,” Shukla mentioned.
Shukla added the boat, captured in a joint coast guard and anti-terror squad operation, was anticipated to reach at a Gujarat port late Sunday or early Monday.
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