In an intelligence based operation, Indian Coast Guard Hovercraft H-185 and landing party of ICGS Jakhau seized 197 packets of Charas from Kadiyari Bet, Jakhau, Gujarat between 17 Jun 2 to 20 Jul 20. The total value of contraband in international market has been estimated to be Rs. 6.5 Crores.
In a joint operation, ICG and DRI, Tuticorin apprehended one unregistered Fibre Boat alongwith 02 Indian crew (south of Mandapam approx one n mile from land) on 03 Mar 20. During boarding operations, no contraband was found in the boat. However, the boat was returning harbour post fishing without any fish catch and its nets were stowed. The boat and crew were handed over to DRI for investigation. The crew were interrogated by DRI and during investigation crew accepted their involvement in Gold smuggling. Based on the revealed location, diving operation was carried out on 04 Mar 20, wherein 05 packets of Gold weighing approx 3 kg each (Total weight 14.568 kg) were recovered from bottom of the sea.
On 20 Dec 19, in a sea-air coordinated operation ICGS Aruna Asaf Ali apprehended a Myanmarese boat with 06 crew and seized 371.6 Kg banned drug Methaqualone. The value of narcotics in open market is estimated to be Rs. 185 crores. The boat, seized narcotics and crew handed over to NCB for further investigation.
In a Joint Operation by Indian Coast Guard and DRI, a Pakistani fishing boat was apprehended by Indian Coast Guard on 21 May 19 with 06 Pakistani nationals and 217.4 Kgs of heroin was recovered from the boat. The total value of contraband in international market has been estimated to be Rs. 1000 Crores.
On 10 Jul 19, based on information from Indian Coast Guard, Sri Lankan Navy has apprehended a fishing boat with approximately 60 Kg of narcotics.
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