BSF seizes 19 kg heroin worth almost Rs 100 crore
Gurdaspur – In a major haul, the Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 19 kg of heroin along the Indo-Pak border in the Gurdaspur sector on Sunday, an official said. BSF troops detected suspicious activity near the fence in the Adhian border outpost area early in the morning on Sunday, he said, adding that the troopers challenged the Smugglers, who did not pay heed to the warning. The BSF personnel then fired a few rounds, following which the smugglers escaped using the cover of darkness, the official said. A search operation was launched and 19 packets of heroin, weighing a kilogram each, were found from the area. BSF Commander (Operation) Paramjit Singh Nagra said that around 7:40 am, the BSF troops observed some suspicious movement of some person near the security fence and during the search operation, the troops recovered 19 packets, each of one kg worth Rs 95 crore in international market but using the advantage of fog and winter season, the smugglers fled away from the site. The BSF also got a Pakistan-made plastic pipe from border fencing through which the Pakistani smugglers threw 19 packets of heroin, he added. He also said that the BSF troops guarding the borders were clearly instructed to stay alert to prevent any cross border smuggling during the winter season. He also said that the smugglers were trying to smuggle narcotics using low visibility due to fog and winter season but vigilant BSF troops have successfully combated the cross border smuggling in the recent times.
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