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Bid to smuggle over 100 kg heroin from Pakistan to India foiled 

The authorities recovered 8 kg of heroin from the goods train bound for India Photograph:( WION )

WION Islamabad, Pakistan May 21, 2019, 05.15 PM (IST) Anas Mallick

Indian authorities foiled Pakistani nationals' attempt to smuggle over 100 kg heroin to India on Tuesday. 

Acting on a tip-off that a suspicious vessel likely to be engaged in drug trafficking in the area off Indo-Pak International Maritime Border Line (IMBL) off the Gujarat Coast, Indian Coast Guard swung into action and during search one fishing boat was observed to be suspicious.

The coast guard ships intercepted the boat and found it to be a Pakistani fishing boat. A search of the boat revealed 100 kg suspected narcotics substance. 

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The vessel is being escorted to Jakhau harbour for detailed investigation and rummaging.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Railway authorities in Lahore thwarted an attempt to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to India through Samjhauta Express, according to WION correspondent based in Pakistan.

The authorities recovered 8 kg of heroin from the goods train bound for India, the report added.

The heroin was recovered from India bound goods train bogie number 60113 during the checking process, the authorities said and added in all 11 packets of heroin were hidden in the pressure cylinder of the bogie before they were found and seized.

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The coast guard ships intercepted the boat and found it to be a Pakistani fishing boat. A search of the boat revealed 194 packets of suspected narcotics substance.