ICG intercepts foreign boat with arms - The New Indian Express

ICG intercepts foreign boat with arms

Published: 08th September 2013 10:39 AM

Last Updated: 08th September 2013 10:39 AM

The Indian Coast Guard has intercepted a foreign boat off Diglipur Islands, North Andaman region, manned by five people, including one Myanmarese and four Thai.

The coast guard team also found arms and ammunition onboard the foreign boat. The boat and its crew, possibly Pirates, have been handed over to Police Department on Saturday morning by Coast Guard at Diglipur Island.

According to reports the fast boat, which was going towards Myanmar from Thailand was first spotted by a Coast Guard Dornier Friday morning, during its routine sortie over North Andaman Islands.

“The fast moving suspicious boat was first spotted nearly 45 nautical miles off Diglipur Island. The boat was not having any flag of any country and initially no one was seen onboard the vessel,” Inspector General VSR Murthy, the Commander of Andaman and Nicobar Coast Guard Region told Express.

Murthy added that following this sighting another sortie of Coast Guard Dornier was sent to keep an eye on  them. Meanwhile the Coast Guard diverted the ship, ICGS Akka Devi, patrolling in the region, to intercept the boat. “The boarding party found two revolvers, one Assault Sub-Automatic Rifles and 229 live rounds from their fast boat,” Murthy added.

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