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Pakistan Navy seizes large quantity of narcotics

Successful operation against drug smuggling was the result of effective surveillance at sea by the Pakistan Navy

By Muhammad Anis
May 29, 2024
In this collage of images, Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Aslat seized a large quantity of narcotics in the North Arabian Sea during a regional maritime security patrol on May 28, 2024. — Facebook/Director General Public Relations - Navy
In this collage of images, Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Aslat seized a large quantity of narcotics in the North Arabian Sea during a regional maritime security patrol on May 28, 2024. — Facebook/Director General Public Relations - Navy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Aslat has 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, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a press release Tuesday.

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

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

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has commended the Pakistan Navy for thwarting a drug smuggling attempt in the Northern Arabian Sea.

He expressed gratitude to the officers and Jawans of PNS Aslat for seizing a launch carrying narcotics.

Shehbaz Sharif emphasised that the Pakistan Navy is determined to prevent human trafficking, sea piracy, and marine boundaries.

The prime minister paid tribute to the services of officers and Jawans of the Pakistan Navy who served in the deep sea, away from their loved ones.