ORMARA: Pakistan Navy has seized a large consignment of hashish in an offshore operation near Ormara in Balochistan, a spokesman of the force said.
In an intelligence-based offshore operation, approximately 1,000 kilograms of hashish with a value of over Rs2.5 billion was captured by the Navy near the coastal town of Ormara in Balochistan, the Navy’s spokesperson said.
The Navy conducted the intelligence based operation on the basis of permanent surveillance and mutual cooperation with the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), the spokesman said. The spokesperson also said that the seized drugs have been handed over to the ANF for further legal proceedings.
The successful seizure of narcotics by the Pakistan Navy was the result of a complex operation involving surveillance and analysis in the area and conduct of Special Operations, according to the Navy. The Pakistan Navy will continue to perform its national responsibilities in the best way, the spokesperson said.
The Navy is determined to ensure the supremacy of the law in the Indian Ocean, the spokesperson said adding that the operation shows the naval forces alertness to protect the water frontiers of the country. Pakistan Navy in an offshore operation near Pasni in Balochistan in February seized 2000 kilograms of hashish. Pakistan Navy Ship last year seized a huge cache of drugs worth millions of dollars while operating in the North Arabian Sea.
The operation by PNS ASLAT was carried out while undertaking Maritime Security Operations in the Pakistani Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). After gathering credible evidence, Special Warfare teams of PNS ASLAT boarded the suspected vessel, undertook search operation and seized 5000 kg of Hashish.