In yet another drug haul in the border areas of Punjab, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday recovered five kg of heroin in the Khem Karan sector of the India-Pakistan international border.
BSF officials said that the drugs consignment was concealed in packets and concealed under loose soil under a big tree.
A BSF patrol party that was in the area, noticed fresh digging and the dog squad was called to search the area. The heroin packets were then recovered, BSF commandant NS Chaudhary said.
The heroin is worth Rs 50 million (Rs five crore) in the international market.
The BSF had recovered 13 kg of heroin, Rs 3.3 million in fake Indian currency and seven pistols and ammunition from Pul Kanjari area of the border belt last week.
Customs officials had recovered 14 kg of heroin at Attari railway station, 30 km from Amritsar, from two Indian nationals as they came by the Samjhauta Express peace train between India and Pakistan, last week.
The Punjab police on Sunday arrested two Nigerians with five kg of heroin from Rayya town, 40 km from in Amritsar.
The total seizure of 37 kg of heroin in just one week from this district is worth over Rs. 370 million (Rs 37 crore) in the international market.