ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- Pakistan Coast Guards on Saturday foiled an attempt to smuggle 400 kg of narcotics worth Rs3.5 billion (about US$32 million) in the international market in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing a state-run broadcaster Radio Pakistan report.
Pakistan Coast Guards conducted an intelligence-based operation in the open sea near Pasni, a small city in the province, and recovered the narcotics from a boat, said a press release of the coast guards.
Meanwhile, the coast guards also recovered another 300 grams of contraband from a vehicle in a separate operation and arrested four persons during checking at a check post near Gwadar, a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan province.
The vehicle of the suspects was also taken into custody. Further investigation is underway, said local police officials.
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