Border Security Force (BSF) said that they had launched a search operation as an abandoned Pakistani fishing boat was found near Harami Nala in Gujarat’s Kutch on Wednesday.
BSF Bhuj patrol had found the boat near border pillar no. 1165. This Pakistani fishing boat was probably washed away inside the Indian territory due to high sea state (Sea State 5) and strong winds.
The seized boat was thoroughly searched and only fishing nets and fishing equipment were found. There was nothing suspicious on the boat. However, the authorities are conducting intensive search of the area.
Earlier, on April 25 this year, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad and the Indian Coast Guard apprehended a Pakistani boat with nine crew members aboard and seized heroin worth Rs280 crore from it. Pakistan’s boat ‘Al Haj’ was intercepted and apprehended by the Indian Coast Guard when it ventured into the Indian waters. Its crew members were brought to Jakhau port in Gujarat’s Kutch district for further investigation after heroin worth Rs 280 crore was found on the boat.
Harami Nala near Bhuj in Kutch of Gujarat is also known as the Sir Creek area. It is a 22 kilometre long and 8-kilometre wide marshy area that is navigable most of the time a year. Almost every second day the BSF officials seize narcotics packages from near this post. Until now, 1506 charas packets have been recovered by officials since May 20, 2020.