Pakistan Navy foils major drug smuggling bid in North Arabian Sea

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Pakistan Navy foils major drug smuggling bid in North Arabian Sea


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Aslat seized a large quantity of narcotics in the North Arabian Sea during a regional maritime security patrol.

The seized drugs were worth thousands of dollars in the international market, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said.

The successful operation against drug smuggling was the result of effective surveillance at sea by Pakistan Navy, it added.

Naval warships of Pakistan Navy regularly perform duties on Regional Maritime Security Patrol to prevent drug smuggling, piracy and human trafficking at sea, the ISPR said.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif commended the efforts of Pakistan Navy in thwarting narcotics smuggling attempt in the Northern Arabian Sea.


The prime minister appreciated the crew members including offices and Jawans of PNS Aslat for intercepting the vessel used for drug smuggling, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.

The Pakistan Navy had been working round the clock to safeguarding the maritime frontiers; and controlling pirates and human smuggling, he observed.

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The prime minister further said that he along with the entire nation lauded the officers and personnel of Pak Navy who had been performing duties away from their near and dear ones.

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