Indian Navy and NCB’s Mega Operation: 3,300 kg of Meth and Charas Seized Off Gujarat Coast

In a significant joint operation on Tuesday, the Indian Navy and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) achieved a major breakthrough by seizing approximately 3,300 kg of drugs from a ship near Porbandar, Gujarat. This unprecedented drug bust stands as the largest in recent times, reflecting the effectiveness of collaborative efforts in combating illicit activities.

The X handle of Spokesperson Navy provided further details, stating, “Indian Navy in a coordinated ops with Narcotics Control Bureau, apprehended a suspicious dhow carrying almost 3300Kgs contraband (3089 Kgs Charas, 158 Kgs Methamphetamine 25 Kgs Morphine). The largest seizure of narcotics, in quantity, in recent times.”

The seized contraband includes over 3089 kg of charas, 158 kg of methamphetamine, and 25 kg of morphine. The operation led to the detention of five Pakistani nationals who were on board the ship at the time of the seizure.

While the exact value of the seized drugs remains undisclosed, it’s noted that one kilogram of charas commands a market value of ₹7 crore on international markets. The successful interception and seizure took place in the Arabian Sea near the International Maritime Boundary Line, as reported by a senior Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) official.

This major operation reflects the ongoing commitment of Indian authorities to combatting the illegal drug trade and ensuring the security of maritime boundaries.

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