The Border Security Force (BSF) claimed to have seized 6-kg heroin near the Uttar Dhariwal outpost in the Amritsar sector. The seizure was made by BSF men on the intervening night of September 5 and 6 when they spotted Pakistani smugglers throwing heroin packets over the fence along the international border.
"The troops were on high alert after a tip-off on possible smuggling attempt at Uttar Dhariwal border outpost. On the intervening night of September 5 and 6, BSF men observed suspicious movement on the other side of fence. When smugglers started throwing some packets over the fence, BSF troops challenged them, but they managed to escape under the cover of darkness. During the search of the area, six packets of heroin were recovered," said a BSF spokesperson.
The spokesperson said keeping in view the vulnerability of border in the ongoing cultivation season, BSF inspector general, Punjab frontier, Anil Palliwal has issued operational guidelines to all sectors to further strengthen the border domination to effectively check the menace of narcotics smuggling and activities of anti national elements.
Accordingly, Amritsar BSF deputy inspector general MF Farooqui has asked all field commanders to maintain extra vigil along border. Tactical operations are being mounted to foil the attempts of the smugglers during this season, claimed the BSF spokesperson.