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Drugs and arms seized from Sri Lankan boats in India

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The Indian Coast Guard intercepted three Sri Lankan fishing boats near Lakshadweep islands  and seized a huge cache of drugs from them, the Indian Express reported.

According to preliminary information, the Coast Guard seized heroin, an AK 47 rifle and 1,000 rounds from the boats.

According to the Navy, a Dornier aircraft of the Navy had been tracking seven Sri Lankan boats that were found moving in the Arabia Sea for the past eight days. The aircraft passed the information to the Southern Naval Command and the India Navy in coordination with the Coast Guard launched a swift operation to intercept the boats.

The boats were intercepted around 90 nautical miles south west of Minicoy Islands on Thursday afternoon.

The operation was conducted in coordination with the Lakshadweep administration.The Coast Guard had intercepted three Sri Lankan boats and detained 12 persons and seized narcotic drugs off  Vizhinjam on March 7.

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  • Milinda Friday, 19 March 2021 09:21 AM

    These guys should be in Indian jalls for the next 50 years and their boats too confiscated.

    Lasith Friday, 19 March 2021 01:33 PM

    Well said! UN will say nothing to India; but Sri Lanka would be criticised for not respecting the human rights of drug traffickers and their self determination!


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