Heroin worth Rs 3500 cr held off Gujarat coast

As per the details given by a defence spokesperson, an Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship seized 1,500 kgs of heroin from a merchant vessel off the Gujarat coast that costs approximately Rs 3,500 crore.

The coast guard said in a release that Merchant vessel ‘Henry’ was intercepted and detained off the Gulf of Khambat along the Gujarat coast by ICG ship ‘Samudra Pavak’.

The vessel was intercepted at around 12:00 hrs yesterday. “During the initial inspection by the Coast Guard, approximately 1,500 kg of narcotics worth Rs 3,500 crore have been found onboard (ship ‘Henry’). This is the biggest catch of narcotics in the present times,” it said.