Indian Coast Guard seizes drugs worth Rs 300 crore near Port Blair

Nation Next Newsroom | Sep 21, 2019 16:08

Indian Coast Guard with packets of Ketamine drug, weighing 1,160 kilograms, worth around Rs 300 crores and the six alleged smugglers. (Photo by: ANI)

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship Rajveer on Thursday (September 19) apprehended a Myanmarese vessel with six crew members carrying drugs worth Rs 300 crore near Car Nicobar Islands.

ICG team led by Andaman and Nicobar in-charge Inspector General Maneesh Pathak detained the vessel carrying suspicious gunny bags. When the bags were examined by Narcotics Control Bureau at Port Blair, packets of Ketamine drug weighing 1,160 kgs were found.

The entire operation was conducted independently by the coast guard after a Dornier surveillance plane detected the vessel’s suspicious movement and it by later apprehended by ICG ship Rajveer.