Rs 350 Cr Worth Heroin Seized Off Gujarat Coast, Nine Arrested

Ahmedabad: Heroin worth Rs 350 crore was seized from a fishing boat by the Gujarat police near Veraval harbour in Gir Somnath district on Thursday night. Nine crew members of the boat were arrested.

Acting on an intelligence report, police teams raided a fishing boat when it arrived near Veraval harbour. Over 50 kg of heroin was seized from it. The origin of this huge cache of narcotics is being investigated.

Taking to X, Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi said the seized contraband was worth Rs 350 crore (Rs 7 crore per kg) in the international market.

“Another big success in our campaign against drugs. Gujarat Police seized 50 kg of heroin, kept in sealed packets, worth Rs 350 crore at Nalia Goli coast of Veraval harbour. Nine accused, including three main accused, have been nabbed by the police,” Sanghavi said in his post.

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