The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday seized 1-kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore in the international market from a border outpost in the Ferozepur sector.
A BSF release said they got an alert about the suspicious movement in the bushes across the fence at the Kassoke border outpost around 4:30 pm on Thursday. The BSF troops started monitoring the movement and saw a man who threw a packet over the fence from the Pakistan side.
The BSF troops challenged the smuggler but he managed to escape. The packet contained 1-kg heroin, said the release.
BSF deputy inspector general (DIG), Ferozepur, RK Thapa said the troops were on high alert following intelligence inputs of smuggling from across the border in the Ferozepur sector.
DIG, Jalandhar, RS Kataria said the enhanced vigil by the BSF had again thwarted the attempt of smugglers from across the border.