Heroin Worth Rs 20 Crore Seized At Border

AMRITSAR – In a joint operation, the BSF and the police today seized 4 kg heroin at the India-Pakistan border in the Amritsar sector today. The contraband was reportedly smuggled from the Pakistan side.

MF Farooqui, DIG BSF, Amritsar, said four packets of the contraband (suspected to be heroin) were found near the Rania border outpost. The consignment is said to be valued around Rs 20 crore in the international market. “A joint operation was undertaken by the BSF and the Amritsar district rural police,” he said.

Sources said, “Smugglers from across the border throw packets from a distance while hiding in paddy fields.” SSP (Rural) Jasdeep Singh said the packets seized were wrapped cloth. These were thrown to this side of the border with the help of a hammer-throw like string attached to the packets. The contraband was found lying at a distance of around 50 m from the border security fence.

“We have six police stations near the border. After getting green light from the government, we are in the process of identifying at least seven strategic locations where we can establish new posts to strengthen the vigil,” he said.

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