Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat with heroin worth Rs 6 bn

MUMBAI:

In a major operation on the high seas, the Indian Coast Guard on early Tuesday seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore in the international market, an official said.

Following a tip-off on Monday evening, the Coast Guard seized the Pakistani vessel, "Al Madina", and detained its crew for interrogation, a Coast Guard spokesman said. 

The 13-member crew of an Indian fishing vessel which was in the vicinity to receive the contraband has also been arrested.