India seizes boat from int'l waters, detains 8 Pakistanis

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Posted: Apr 21, 2015 7:26 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's navy and coast guard seized a suspicious boat from international waters off the western coast and detained eight Pakistanis after finding a huge drug shipment aboard, the defense ministry said Tuesday.

Authorities believe the 232 packets of drugs found aboard the boat are heroin worth more than $95 million, the ministry said in a statement.

Satellite phones and a GPS system were also seized in the joint operation Monday involving two navy ships and one coast guard vessel.

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The ministry said the eight people detained would likely be interrogated by intelligence officials as well as authorities from the navy and coast guard.