32 mln USD narcotics seize by Pakistani coast guards

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 14, 2018

Pakistan Coast Guards on Saturday foiled an attempt to smuggle 400 kg of narcotics worth Rs. 3.5 billion (around 32 million U.S. dollars) in the international market in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, state-run broadcaster Radio Pakistan reported.

Pakistan Coast Guards conducted an intelligence- based operation in the open sea near Pasni, a small city in the province, and recovered the narcotics from a boat, said a press release of the coast guards. Meanwhile, the coast guards also recovered another 300 grams of contraband from a vehicle in a separate operation and arrested four persons during checking on the Nilent check post near Gwadar, a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan province.

The vehicle of the suspects was also taken into custody. Further investigation is underway, said local police officials.

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