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Indian Coast Guard seizes 9.7 kg gold from boat in Gulf of Mannar

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  • Indian Coast Guard has stumbled across a major drug consignment from Pakistan in a Sri Lankan boat in the high seas south of Thoothukudi

The Indian Coast Guard on Friday said it had seized 9.7 kg gold from a fishing boat in the Gulf of Mannar off the Tamil Nadu coast and arrested five persons. 

The operation was launched at 10 pm on Thursday along with a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) team onboard a Coast Guard ship and the suspect boat’s movement was closely monitored. 


The boat was subsequently intercepted and gold seized. A joint investigation is in progress, the Coast Guard said. 
Recently, in a joint operation, the Indian Coast Guard has stumbled across a major drug consignment from Pakistan in a Sri Lankan boat in the high seas south of Thoothukudi. 


A total of 99 packets of heroin, 20 small boxes of synthetic drugs, five 9 mm pistols and a Thuraya satellite phone set were found in the empty fuel tank on the boat. 

 

  • 99 packets of heroin, 20 small boxes of synthetic drugs, five 9 mm pistols and a satellite phone set were found in the empty fuel tank on the boat 

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