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Heroin worth Rs 35,000 crore seized off Gujarat coast

This is the largest single haul of narcotics seized till date. Photograph: (ANI)

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 30, 2017, 08.53 AM (IST)

Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Pavak intercepted and apprehended a Merchant Vessel carrying approximately 1,500 kilos of heroin valued at about 3500 Crore off the coast of Gujarat.

Based on intelligence inputs, the vessel was intercepted at around 12:00 hrs on July 29. 

This is the largest single haul of narcotics seized till date, Indian navy spokesman D.K.Sharma said in a statement.

After being intercepted off the Gujarat coast, the vessel was brought to the coastal city of Porbandar on Sunday, the statement said.

Joint investigation of the vessel by the ICG, IB, Police, Customs, Navy and other agencies is currently underway. 

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