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Pakistan Navy, PMSA seize narcotics in joint operation at sea

Pakistan Navy, PMSA seize narcotics in joint operation at sea
February 11, 2020 05:24 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Pakistan Navy Ship, operating under Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP), in a joint operation with Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) intercepted and confiscated a narcotics laden fishing boat in Southeast of Gwadar. The huge cache of narcotics, approximately 1290 KG hashish amounting to Rs 258 Million (PKR), was hidden in specially constructed secret compartments of the apprehended vessel and was handed over to Custom Authorities for further legal formalities. The Anti-Narcotics Operation and seizures of narcotics by Pakistan Navy and PMSA are result of meticulous planning and constant surveillance of Maritime Zones of Pakistan and to curb the illicit activities including piracy, maritime terrorism, narco-arms smuggling and human smuggling etc. Pakistan Navy Fleet maintains recognized Maritime and Air picture to counter any unlawful activity along the coastal belt and areas of responsibility, In order to fulfill national and international obligations Pakistan Navy and PMSA resolve to continue efforts for maintaining peace and order at sea. Earlier, with an aim to provide quality treatment and cooperative relief to the local populace about eye related diseases, Pakistan Navy in collaboration with Eye Sight Trust established Free Eye Camp at Damb, Balochistan. A team of qualified Eye Specialists from Pakistan Navy and Eye Sight Trust along with modern diagnostic equipment was deputed at the eye camp. The team provided free consultation to visiting patients from Damb and adjoining areas. Besides providing basic eye treatment, free medicines and glasses were also distributed amongst patients to reduce risk of infectious diseases. In addition, patients with complex eye diseases requiring surgical procedures were given free appointments for extended treatments at ophthalmic facilities. The patients were comprehensively briefed about wide spreading eye infections, various diseases related to Ophthalmology and precautionary measures. A large number of patients including men, women and children were treated at the Eye Camp and provided access to healthcare services.

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