RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency seized three tonnes of hashish from a boat in northern Arabian Ocean, a spokesperson of the naval force informed media on Wednesday.
The drug that was seized in a joint anti-narcotics operation by the two forces is worth millions of dollars, according to the Navy spokesperson.
The seized narcotic was later handed over to relevant authorities.
“These operations are necessary to maintain law and order,” the spokesperson said, adding that the forces will continue to play their part to curb illegal activities.
Earlier this year, PNS Aslat seized 5,000kgs of hashish, valued at millions of dollars, after conducting a complex and risky operation involving surveillance in the area. The seizure was the result of a special operation.
The Special Warfare teams of PNS Aslat had boarded the suspected vessel, undertook a search operation and seized 5,000kgs of the narcotic.