300 kg heroin, 5 AK-47 rifles, 1000 cartridges recovered from Sri Lankan fishing boats

Indian Coast Guard seized Sri Lankan fishing boats, from which 300 kg heroin, 5 AK-47 rifles with 1000 live rounds of cartridges were recovered. The Sri Lankan boats were seized with narcotics and arms at Minicoy Island on March 18. The Coast Guard ships and aircraft conducted an extensive search in the area of Lakshadweep Islands. On March 18, 21, patrolling ICG units detected three suspicious boats off Minicoy Islands and intercepted them. Post boarding, interrogation of the crew revealed inconsistent statements.