Law & Judiciary

    Drugs seizure from Indian waters: Court asks NCB to file fresh affidavit

    Nidhi Khurana
    May22/ 2023
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    Kochi: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is currently investigating the recent seizure of over 2,500 kilogrammes of methamphetamine from a vessel in Indian waters in a joint operation with the Navy. On Monday, the NCB was ordered by a local court to file a new affidavit detailing the arrest of the accused.

    The NCB had asked the court to hold Pakistani national Zubair Derakshshandeh in jail for the next five days.

    Defence attorney B A Aloor said the court had requested evidence on whether or not the arrest had taken place within Indian territorial seas.—Inputs from Agencies