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In a coordinated operation at sea, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Indian Navy
apprehended a suspicious vessel carrying more than 200 kgs of narcotics. The boat
with its crew, has been escorted to Kochi for further investigation. This is significant
not only in terms of quantity and cost but also signifies a focus on collaborative
efforts for disruption of the illegal narcotics smuggling routes, which emanate from
the Makran coast and flow towards various IOR countries. Apart from the human
costs from drug addiction, the spoils of narcotics trade feed syndicates involved in
terrorism, radicalization and criminal activities. Successful conduct of this operation
reaffirms our strong commitment and resolve of not allowing seas as global
commons being used for illegal activities especially in India’s maritime neighborhood.

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