1000 KGS SEA CUCUMBER WORTH RS. 5 CR SEIZED BY INDIAN COAST GUARD IN A ANTI-SMUGGLING OPERATION IN GULF OF MANNAR

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1000 KGS SEA CUCUMBER WORTH RS. 5 CR SEIZED BY INDIAN COAST GUARD IN A ANTI-SMUGGLING OPERATION IN GULF OF MANNAR

In a swift sea-air coordinated mid-sea operation an Indian Coast Guard Ship and Aircraft apprehended a fishing boat at about 1200 hrs on 29 Aug 2020, carrying approximately 1000 Kgs of Sea Cucumbers, an endangered and protected species, worth over Rs 5 Crores in International Market.

The package was intended to be smuggled into Sri Lanka. The fishing boat along with three crew have been apprehended and brought to Tuticorin for further investigation.

The successful operation reiterates the Indian Coast Guard’s resolve for ensuring safe seas in the region through extensive surveillance for monitoring suspicious activities at Sea.