Why Indian Ocean is the New Hub for Narco-Seizures

2024 • 3min • National


On February 27, 2024, 3,300 kg of illegal narcotics were seized in the Indian Ocean. The mid-sea op, codenamed Sagar-Manthan, marks the largest offshore drug seizure in the country’s history. The value of the seized drugs is estimated to be between Rs 1,200-1,300 crore. This is the latest in a series of ever larger drug seizure in recent years. News9 Plus decodes why the quantity of illicit drug seizures is on the rise.