Border Security Force personnel on Monday seized three packets of a substance suspected to be heroin at the border outpost in Wadhai Cheema.
Keeping the vulnerability of the border in view, BSF inspector general Aditya Mishra has issued operational guidelines to further strengthen border domination so as to effectively check the menace of smuggling on Punjab's border with Pakistan.
Consequently, BSF field units are maintaining enhanced vigil on the border. Mishra said that on Tuesday, BSF troops posted at Wadhai Cheema found three packets suspected to be heroin during patrolling ahead of the border fence, about 100 metres away from the international border and 500 metres away from the border security fence.
"The enhanced vigil of BSF troops has once again thwarted the attempt of smugglers to smuggle narcotics into India," he said. He added that in continuance of its drive against heightened activities of smugglers, BSF had seized Rs. 33.27 lakh in fake Indian currency, 15 rounds of ammunition, apprehended three Pakistani nationals, three Indian nationals and two smugglers this year.
He said that in 2012 the BSF had recovered 288.125 kg of heroin, 540 gm of opium, 5.5 kg of poppy husk, Rs. 46.21 lakh in fake Indian currency, 264 rounds of ammunition, 23 weapons, 33 magazines, besides interdicting seven Pakistani smugglers and four Pakistani intruders, apprehending 34 Pakistani and 19 Indian smugglers, 12 Bangladeshis and 15 Indian nationals and interdicting one Indian smuggler.