July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Coast Guard on intelligence information received from India on Wednesday have intercepted two boats carrying banned drugs from Pakistani coastal city of Karachi.
The operation was successfully executed based on the inputs by Indian security agencies, ANI reported.
The successful capture comes after the India's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) shared a specific input with information about two boats carrying banned drugs from Karachi to Sri Lanka.
The input which was shared with Indian authorities by NCB was consecutively forwarded to relevant Sri Lankan agencies following which a timely intervention by coast guards has prevented the illegal trade.
According to Indian intelligence agencies, this drug business is a major source of income for Pakistan ISI and they use this in terror funding. The funds through such trade are also used to fund extremist ideology in Sri Lanka.
Indian security agencies maintain that the sea route is safest for drug business and boats and ships carry these drugs on a regular basis. Coast Guards of India and Sri Lanka work closely in areas of coastal security and prevention of illegal activities along their maritime boundary.