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Rs 1,200 Afghan hero captured en route to India on Iranian boat, arriving via Pakistan


Rs 1,200 Afghan Heroin Arrested En route to India, on Iranian boat via Pakistan

This boat carried 200 one-kilogram packs of heroin packed in seven layers.

Kochi:

Indian officials said today that, estimated to be worth Rs 1,200 crore, 200 kg of heroin produced in Afghanistan was first brought into Pakistan, from where it was loaded onto an Iranian boat, and it will be transported to Pakistan. sold in India and Sri Lanka, Indian officials today said boat and arrested six Iranian nationals.

Officials said the Iranian boat would transfer the drugs – shipped in a waterproof seven-layer packaging – to a Sri Lankan boat, where the source could not be traced.

Indian Navy and Narcotics Bureau (NCB) conducted sea ​​activities on Thursday and brought the seized consignment to Kochi in Kerala, along with six Iranian nationals, said Sanjay Kumar Singh, a senior NCB recommender.

The packages have special marking and packaging for carts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the officer said. “While some packs have the ‘Scorpion’ seal, others have the ‘dragon’ seal.”

His heroin may have been sent on a boat from Pakistan and then loaded onto the vessel now seized by Iran “in an exchange at sea,” officials said. The vessel then sailed to Indian waters to deliver the goods to a Sri Lankan vessel. It was captured before handing over. Officials said several attempts had been made to locate and intercept the Sri Lankan ship but could not be traced.

NCB officer Singh said the men on board the Iranian ship tried to escape by jumping into the sea and also tried to dump heroin into the sea.

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The men were arrested and the drugs were detained in Kochi.

The NCB said that Afghanistan’s heroin trade into India by sea – the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean – has grown exponentially over the past few years.

“The southern route… from Afghanistan to the Makran coast of Iran and Pakistan and then to different countries in the Indian Ocean Region, including India, has become prominent for several years,” Mr. Singh said. via.

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