Pakistan Navy and Anti-Narcotics Force conducted joint anti-drug operations in the Arabian Sea near Jiwani area of Balochistan.
According to the Spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy, during the joint operation, 200 kg of ice and 99 kg of crystal drugs were seized. The approximate value of the recovered drugs is Rs 1.8 billion.
Pakistan Navy remains committed to thwarting the misuse of Pakistan Maritime Zones for any unlawful act/purpose.
Successful operations against drug trafficking are the result of effective surveillance by the Pakistan Navy. The recovered drugs were handed over to ANF authorities for further legal proceedings.
The successful execution of joint anti-narcotics operation against narcotics smuggling is a demonstration that despite prevailing the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the criminals are active and Pakistan Navy is vigilant to counter such illegal activities.
It is pertinent to mention here that in an impressive change of command ceremony held at the Naval Central Command Headquarters in Bahrain on Thursday, Pakistan Navy assumed the Command of Multinational Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) for the 9th time.
This is the 9th time that the Pakistan Navy has taken over the command of this important task force responsible for counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and Horn of Africa under the overall ambit of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). Before Pakistan, the Turkish Navy held the command of CTF-151.
In his address, Commodore Abdul Muneeb said that Pakistan Navy will continue to work with the navies of other countries for peace and stability in the region.
Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) is a multinational naval task force, set up in 2009 as a response to piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden and off the eastern coast of Somalia.