Sri Lankan coast guard intercepts boats carrying drugs from Karachi

Published: Jul 11, 2019, 08:56 IST | mid-day online desk

Indian security agencies maintain that the sea route is safest for drug business and boats and ships carry these drugs on a regular basis

Sri Lankan coast guard intercepts boats carrying drugs from Karachi
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Two boats which were carrying banned drugs from Pakistani coast city Karachi to Sri Lanka were intercepted by Sri Lankan Coast guards on Wednesday. It was Indian security agencies who gave inputs for the operation.

The successful capture comes after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) shared a specific input with information about two boats carrying banned drugs from Karachi to Sri Lanka. The input which was shared with Indian authorities by NCB was consecutively forwarded to concerned Sri Lankan agencies following which a timely intervention by coast guards prevented the illegal trade.

According to Indian intelligence agencies, this drug business is a major source of income for Pakistan ISI and they use this in terror funding. The funds through such trade are also used to fund extremist ideology in Sri Lanka.

Indian security agencies maintain that the sea route is safest for drug business and boats and ships carry these drugs on a regular basis.

Coast Guards of India and Sri Lanka work closely in areas of coastal security and prevention of illegal activities along their maritime boundary.

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies

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