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Coast Guard Intercepts 3 Boats Off Lakshadweep; 5 AK-47s, 300 kg Heroin Seized

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Boats being escorted to the nearest port for further joint investigation, an official statement said.

The Indian Coast Guard on Thursday, in a ‘swift sea-air coordinated operation’, intercepted three suspected boats off Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep.

Heavy arms and ammunition were seized.

“In a swift sea-air coordinated operation, ICG intercepted 03 suspected boats off #Minicoy Island carrying 05 AK-47 rifles with 1000 live rounds and 300 Kg of Heroin. Boats being escorted to the nearest port for further joint investigation,” an official statement said.

More details awaited.

first published:March 18, 2021, 18:37 IST