12 Indian sailors jailed in Italy freed: Sushma Swaraj

 Twelve Indian sailors, who were in jail in Italy since June 2014 on allegations of possessing drugs, have been freed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 19, 2016, 21:57 PM IST

New Delhi: Twelve Indian sailors, who were in jail in Italy since June 2014 on allegations of possessing drugs, have been freed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday.

"I appreciate Indian Embassy in Rome for the release of 12 Indian sailors on board MV 'Aberdeen' who were in jail in Italy since June 2014," Swaraj said.

The Indian sailors had been arrested from aboard a ship seized by Italian police in June, 2014, and were accused of possessing a huge quantity of drugs.