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Indian Coast Guard Apprehend fishermen Smuggling Tendu leaves worth Rs 2 Crores


PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

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Chennai

15 November 2022

Indian Coast Guard Apprehend fishermen Smuggling Tendu leaves worth Rs 2 Crores

Indian Coast Guard Ship Vajra while patrolling in Gulf of Mannar on 14 Nov  2022 apprehended 02 Indian Fishing boats and 02 Sri Lankan boats engaged in smuggling of Tendu leaves  near International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

02 Sri Lankan fishing boats were apprehended after a hot pursuit as they were fleeing at high speed to cross the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). 104 bags of Tendu leaves (Approx 2.8 tons) worth Rs 2 crores recovered from Boats.

 All 4 Boats have been brought to Tuticorin harbour and handed over to local authorities for legal action.

PS/RMP/SS/11/22


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