The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) caught a Pakistani boat with 10 crew members on board within the Indian waters off the Gujarat coast, a state defence spokesperson mentioned on Sunday.
The boat, named ‘Yaseen,’ was caught by an ICG ship throughout an operation on Saturday evening, the official mentioned.
“The Indian Coast Guard ship Ankit apprehended Pakistani boat ‘Yaseen’ with 10 crew in Indian waters at Arabian Sea throughout evening ops on 08 Jan. Boat being delivered to Porbandar for additional interrogation,” the official mentioned in a tweet.
On September 15 final yr, the ICG had in the same operation caught a Pakistani boat with 12 crew members within the Indian waters off the Gujarat coast.
There has additionally been an increase in circumstances of such boats getting used to smuggle medicine by the state coast.
On December 20 final yr, a Pakistani fishing boat with six crew members and carrying 77 kg of heroin value round Rs 400 crore was caught within the Indian waters off the Gujarat coast by the ICG in a joint operation with the state Anti- Terrorist Squad.
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