Navy seizes Rs8.6bn worth cache of drugs

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistan Navy (PN) Ships in collaboration with PN air unit seized approximately 5800kg of drugs at North Arabian Sea.

Pakistan Navy continues to demonstrate national resolve to deter, dissuade, discourage and thwart any illicit activities along the strategically important water ways in Arabian Sea, the PN spokesman said.

In a recent development, successful counter narcotics operation was conducted by two PN ships in Arabian Sea in which a large cache of drugs has been apprehended.

While conducting Maritime Security Operations in North Arabian Sea, naval ships located and effectively intercepted two suspicious dhows. Upon scrutiny of these boats, large quantity of drugs that valued approximately Rs8.6 billion in international market was seized. Both apprehended dhows have been handed over to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for further legal proceedings as per the law of land.

The successful operation by PN to seize huge quantity of narcotics reaffirms the resolve and commitment of PN to fulfill national and international obligations for maintaining good order at sea.