The Border Security Force (BSF) jawans recovered 7-kg heroin, valued at `35 crore in the international market, along the barbed fence on the India-Pakistan border near the Momanpur border outpost in Dera Baba Nanak sector in Gurdaspur district on Sunday.
BSF deputy inspector general (Gurdaspur range) NK Mishra told Hindustan Times that the BSF jawans were having a routine checking near the border fence on Sunday morning when they spotted seven packets of the contraband, weighing one-kg each, lying inside the Indian territory.
Mishra said that the BSF jawans also recovered a plastic pipe, 4-inch wide and 12-foot long, which had been used to push the contraband from across the border into Indian territory. He, however, said that no one was seen near the packets of heroin.
Mishra said that the contraband was smuggled into India by Pakistani smugglers on the night between Saturday and Sunday and it was supposed to be collected by their Indian contact (s), but the alertness of the BSF jawans led to the seizure of the consignment before it reached the hands of drug traffickers.
Mishra said that about four months ago, the BSF jawans had recovered 2-kg heroin on the border in Ajnala area.