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BSF recovers 3.75-kg heroin in Amritsar sector

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 3.75kg heroin from area falling under Pull Morran border outpost in Amritsar sector on Sunday morning. Seven packets of the contraband were recovered from a field ahead of the BSF fence, said the authorities.

punjab Updated: Oct 17, 2016 15:49 IST
HT Correspondent
Punjab BSF inspector general Anil Paliwal (centre) and other officers showing the heroin recovered from near the border in Amritsar on Sunday.
Punjab BSF inspector general Anil Paliwal (centre) and other officers showing the heroin recovered from near the border in Amritsar on Sunday. (HT Photo)

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 3.75kg heroin from area falling under Pull Morran border outpost in Amritsar sector on Sunday morning. Seven packets of the contraband were recovered from a field ahead of the BSF fence, said the authorities.

With the seizure, the total amount of heroin recovered along the border in Punjab has crossed 200kg this year.

BSF inspector general (IG), Punjab Frontier, Anil Paliwal said: “Around 11am, a BSF kisan guard party deployed ahead of the fence recovered seven packets of heroin hidden under straw in a field.”

He said it is not known how the heroin reached the field and to whom the consignment belonged to. “We have handed over the case to the police for investigation,” he said.

The IG said keeping in view the vulnerability of border due to heightened activities of smugglers and anti-national elements, operational guidelines have been issued to all sectors and battalions under the Punjab Frontier for further strengthening vigil.

DIG, Amritsar sector, JS Oberai, directed field commanders to maintain extra vigil on the Indo-Pak border.

Tactical operations are being mounted to foil the attempts of smugglers and anti-national elements, he said.

The IG said the BSF troops are gearing up for the winter to ensure any other attempts of smuggling from across the fence are foiled.