KARACHI:Pakistan Navy Ship ASLAT has seized 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 Pakistani Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The successful seizure of narcotics by Pakistan Navy was the result of a complex and risky operation involving surveillance & analysis in the area and conduct of Special Operations, according to Pakistan Navy.
After gathering credible evidence, Special Warfare teams of PNS ASLAT boarded the suspected vessel, undertook search operation and seized 5000 kg of Hashish. Later, the sized drugs and suspects were handed over to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) Ship for further legal proceedings and its disposal as per law.
“Pakistan Navy has been instrumental in curbing illegal transportation of contraband goods and will continue to its national responsibility for making the sea lanes across Indian Ocean safe and secure. PNS ASLAT is a F-22P frigate capable of undertaking wide variety of combat as well as full spectrum Maritime Security Operations at sea.”
The ship was deployed as part of the Multinational Combined Task Force-150 (CTF-150), which is part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).