The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 10 packets of each consisting of 1 kilogram of marijuana from an island off the Jakhau coast in Gujarat's Kutch district, an official said.
The BSF had recovered 40 similar packets each weighing around 1 kg since mid-April, an official statement said. In a special search operation, the BSF recovered 10 packets of suspected drugs weighing approximately 1 kg each from the isolated Khidrat Bet, around 2 kilometres off Jakhau coast in Bhuj, the statement said.
"The packets were packed in a yellow-colored plastic bag and each had a picture of a rooster on it," it said. An extensive search operation was launched along the isolated islands off Jakhau coast ahead of Independence Day, as BSF Gujarat remains on high alert along its area of responsibility, the release stated.
This is not the first time that law enforcement agencies have recovered charas packets off the Kutch coast which shares a maritime border with Pakistan. Hundreds of such packets worth several crore rupees have been recovered in recent months by the Coast Guard, BSF and local marine police teams.