SRI LANKA 🇱🇰 (south of Colombo) : Sri Lankan authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested five Pakistanis and an Iranian national over an attempt to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of heroin off the country’s southern coast

The vessel that was seized with hundreds of kilograms of heroin in a joint operation by the Sri Lanka Navy and the Police Narcotics Bureau is being searched. (Supplied)

A fishing vessel manned by the suspects was seized by the Sri Lanka Navy on the high seas about 900 nautical miles (1,600 km) south of Colombo last week.

The ship was carrying 250 kg of heroin and was brought ashore by the navy to the port of Colombo on Wednesday where the suspected smugglers were handed over to police.

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INDIA 🇮🇳 (Minicoy Island) : Three boats from Sri Lanka with drugs worth Rs 3000 crore and arms seized, brought to coast guard station Vizhinjam

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) busted a huge trans-border drug and illegal arms racket after it seized three boats from Sri Lanka. The boats filled with a huge cache of Narcotics and arms were intercepted at Minicoy Island.

The boats that were seized on March 18 have now reached the Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.

The boats were carrying 300 kgs Heroin worth Rs 3000 crore, 5 AK-47 rifles with 1000 live rounds, informed the Ministry of Defense Public Relations Unit (PRO) in Trivandrum.

Nineteen crew members of the three boats were detained and brought to Vizhinjam for further investigation.

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