Pakistan sceptical about boat seized by India, Foreign office says waiting for India to provide info
Islamabad, April 24 (ANI): Pakistan said investigation is under way regarding a ‘Pakistani’ boat carrying a 200 kg heroin shipment seized by Indian coast guards. India seized 200 kg of heroin from Pakistani drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Arabian sea, a defence official said on Tuesday, in a $15 million haul that is one of the country’s largest and comes as narcotic flows escalate from Afghanistan. A joint navy and coastguard operation intercepted the vessel in Indian waters on Monday (April 20), apparently headed for Gujarat, Indian navy spokesman DK Sharma said. Eight crew members from Pakistan were detained and were in police custody in Gujarat, he said. Aslam said if the so-called ‘Pakistani’ boat was seized in Indian waters, the Indian authorities should have immediately informed Pakistan about it, which they did not do. India upgraded coastal security after ten Pakistani gunmen arrived on a rubber boat in Mumbai in 2008 for a commando-style assault on two luxury hotels, a train station and a Jewish centre that killed 166 people.
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