Ferozepur – In a joint operation, BSF troopers and the Punjab Police’s Counter Intelligence on Wednesday recovered nearly 4 kg heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Amritsar district, BSF officials said. The heroin, valued at nearly Rs 20 crore in the international market, was recovered near the border outpost (BOP) Kakkar in Amritsar, around 300 km from here.The recovery was made following a special joint search operation by the Border Security Force and police Counter Intelligence unit following information in this regard. The heroin was packed in nine packets and buried in an agricultural field between the International Border and border security fence. The BSF has recovered nearly 150 kg of heroin along the international boundary with Pakistan so far this year. Punjab shares a 553km long international border, with a barbed wire fence, with Pakistan Based on an input, a Special Joint Search Operation was launched by the troops of Border Security Force and Counter Intelligence, Amritsar, Punjab police in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Fwd Kakkar, Ex-17 Bn BSF, Sector Amritsar.
During the search at about 12 35 hrs, the search party recovered 9 packets (weight approx-3 kg 980 gm) of contraband suspected to be heroin and 1 packet of Opium, (weight approx 100 gm) buried in the field between International boundary and Border Security Fence. The enhanced vigil of BSF and Punjab police has once again thwarted the attempt of Anti-National elements to push the consignment of contraband items into India.
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